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Longtime City Engineer Retires

Randy Leptien will retire after more than 23 years of working for the city of Albany.

City engineer Randy Leptien, who was recognized by the Albany City Council Monday, will retire after working for the city for more than 23 years.

Leptien was hired by the city as an engineering consultant in 1989.

“Randy Leptien immediately gained respect for: his creativity in solving difficult engineering problems; giving his personal attention to virtually every capital project or engineering-related issue confronting the City; tackling issues with a no-nonsense hands-on attitude; and, responding promptly whenever engineering questions and issues arose (large or small),” read the city’s proclamation (see the attached document for the full proclamation).

“It has been a great privilege and an honor to have served the city of Albany,” Leptien said to the council. “A generation has passed, and it’s time to pass the torch.” Leptien thanked his fellow city staffers, the city council and his wife, Roxy.

Peggy McQuaid November 20, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Thank you, Randy, for your many years of service to the people of Albany. Although we didn't always see your work, it directly impacted all of us. Best of luck to you in the future.
Amy Smolens November 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM
I have spent many, many hours participating in City meetings in which Randy also took part. I have always appreciated his willingness to listen to everyone's input in order to come up with a solution. Randy, it was a pleasure to work with you over the years. Thanks for all you have done for Albany!
Allan Maris November 21, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Randy, Thanks for serving the residents of Albany for so many years and through so many important development issues.
Emilie Raguso November 21, 2012 at 07:21 AM
Congrats, Randy -- I watched the meeting via computer and was very moved by the goodbye. The end of an era!

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