Community, Creswell

Friendly face retiring from Creswell City Hall

CRESWELL – For over two decades, there has been one constant at Creswell City Hall – Roberta Tharp.

You've seen her sitting on the far right side of the council dais, keys clanking persistently through council proceedings, speaking out in hushed but confident tones when correcting council protocol, a steadfast handheld recorder in tow.

"I've been on the five-year retirement plan for 12 years," Tharp, 66, said with a grin. On Sept. 30, those plans will come into true fruition, having spent 22 years with the City of Creswell.

Like many kids . . .