Keiser submits resignation
During an executive session, Keiser, 62, made the surprise announcement. He called the Jamestown Press on Tuesday morning to break the news.
“I said that I would leave no later than mid-October, he said.
Keiser has served as town administrator since January 2006. He was formerly the director of administrative services for the town of South Kingstown.
“I’ve been working for 42 years straight – other than taking two weeks off every year for vacation,” Keiser said. “I have a backlog on the bucket list that I would like to start digging into.”
When asked about his plans for retirement, Keiser said that he would like to travel and pursue his outdoor interests. He is a passionate sailor and likes to ski, hike and golf. He said he would also like to do some long-distance bicycling. “I want to pursue yoga more in depth,” he added.
“I would also like to spend a lot more time with my beautiful grandchildren,” Keiser said.
Keiser has a long list of accomplishments during his seven-year tenure. Most notably, Keiser oversaw construction of the new Town Hall and the new public works facility.
The town council will now be faced with finding a new town administrator, Keiser said. The first task will be to appoint a search committee and to advertise the open position, he added.