Chris Cotter reviews his tenure as City Administrator
Monday, May 18, 2015
By: James Fleischmann

Our speaker today was Chris Cotter, City Administrator for Summit, NJ.

 Chris will be retiring next month after 39 years of service beginning at the Fire Department in 1976, where he started as an eighteen year old in the dispatch office and eventually rising to the rank of Chief of the Force.  After an interim position in public works, Chris assumed the position of City Administrator in 2005.  He reviewed his tenure with the City of Summit and touched on the many changes he has seen in his four decades of service covering such topics as advances in the efficiencies of the Fire and Police Departments to the most recent innovation of shared dispatch between Summit, Milburn and New Providence for emergency services.  He also discussed the numerous people who influenced his career over the years and his great appreciation to many of the City’s leaders (several of whom were in the audience), both elected officials as well as administrative.

 The Rotary wants to thank Chris for his many years of outstanding service to the community and offer our best wishes in his future undertakings.