The Herald Bulletin

November 16, 2012

Longtime city worker Chamberlain will retire

The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON, Ind. — Rodney Chamberlain, the city of Anderson’s assistant building commissioner, said Friday that he’s retiring after 20 years as a city employee.

Chamberlain’s retirement is effective immediately.

He has accepted a position as a job coach with the Excel Academy, which he’ll start next week. He said it fits better with his background and interests.

“My passion is dealing with the young people of my community,” Chamberlain said. “That’s where my heart is.”

He said that he has enjoyed working in his current position but that “it wasn’t the right fit.”

Chamberlain said he would still be on the City Council.

“I want to thank the city for this great opportunity,” Chamberlain said. “I’ve really enjoyed these past 20 years.”

Mayor Kevin Smith said, “Rodney has served our city well. We look forward to continuing our mission of job growth with Rodney as Anderson city council president. We wish him the best in his new position with Excel Academy.”

In June, as part of the Anderson parks board’s restructuring and money-saving plan, Chamberlain had expected to be laid off from his job as the parks department recreation superintendent. But in August the city announced that Chamberlain would soon begin working as the deputy director of municipal development.