County Manager Bio
Randy Robertson came to Luzerne County as County Manager in June 2022. Mr. Robertson has served as City Manager for Dover, Delaware; Aberdeen, Maryland; Cordova, Alaska; Vestavia Hills, Alabama; Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; and Ashland, Kentucky. Highlights from his award winning municipal career include multiple recipient of Greater Nashville Regional Council awards; capturing middle Tennessee’s first American Recovery & Relief Act project; awarded both Cordova’s and Mt. Juliet’s “Key to the City”; recognition as one of Alabama’s and Maryland’s safest cities; and Homeland Defense Agency’s “Resilient City” selectee. In 2019/20, Robertson’s team set conditions leading to Aberdeen securing a unit of the University of Maryland Health Care Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, projected to ultimately cost nearly a quarter billion dollars and bringing hundreds of new jobs to the community. He oversaw municipal operations that resulted in an unprecedented partnership with the neighboring city of Havre D’ Grace for a 20 year agreement for water significantly reducing consumer costs, as well as working with U.S. Army leaders at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, federal, state and local officials helping bring an alternative manufacturing/3D research center to the community. He is one of a handful of City Managers in the United States completing FEMA’s year-long National Emergency Management Executive Academy, and in 2019 selected by the International City/County Manager’s Association as a faculty adjunct at the China University of Politics and Law, in Beijing.
Mr. Robertson came to city management after 30 years with the U.S. Army as an officer and senior civilian, with duty at the Military District of Washington; Fort Gordon, GA.; Fort Harrison, IN.; Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Mannheim, Germany; Carlisle Barracks, PA.; and the Supreme Headquarters Allied Command in Mons, Belgium. A graduate of The Johns Hopkins, Boston, Western Kentucky, and Central Michigan Universities, he holds three Master’s and two Post Graduate degrees. A Harvard Senior Fellow Program graduate, he has diplomas from the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, the NATO Staff Officer Program, Syracuse University’s Advanced Resource Management Program, DoD’s Leadership & Management Program and a Master’s Degree from the U.S. Army War College. He has served as adjunct graduate instructor at the University of Baltimore, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Cumberland University, Ohio University and the University of Maryland International Campus. A former Eagle Scout, Randy is married to Darlene, (also U.S. Army, Ret), with two adult sons working for the federal government and residing in Washington, D.C