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Planning department director announces retirement

Randy Wilson, Plumas County planning director, to retire.

March 19 was not only the Plumas County planning director’s birthday, but he announced his retirement to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors.

Supervisors accepted Randy Wilson’s retirement announcement with their regrets.

“Today is my 65th birthday,” Wilson announced to supervisors in a one-paragraph letter.

Wilson went on to explain that his family, including his wife, live in Apollo Beach, Florida. He thought it was time he joined them.

A Wyoming native, Wilson graduated from the University of Wyoming in Laramie with a bachelor’s in social sciences and a master’s in community and regional planning.

“I first came to Plumas County as a contract planning director in September 2007,” he said. Then he left to work for Pacific Municipal consultant. But it was in November 2008 that saw Wilson back in the county, this time as the county’s planning director.

But this wasn’t by any means his first experience in the field of planning. “My first planning job was with Riverside County,” he said.

“I worked for Nevada County twice, eventually becoming the planning director the second time,” around.

He left Nevada County to work for PMC as the contract-planning director for Plumas County. He’s also been with Butte County as the principal planner, and has worked in Lincoln County, Wyoming, as the planning director.

According to Wilson, Apollo Beach, where retirement begins, is located along Tampa Bay, south of the city of Tampa.

His resignation is effective July 6.

Supervisors directed staff to begin the recruitment and hiring of a new planning director.

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