Fredericksburg City Treasurer G.M. (Jim) Haney has retired after 44 years of service. He was honored recently with an afternoon reception at City Hall.
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Haney was elected treasurer in November 1969 and took office on Jan. 1,
1970. "He has been re-elected every term since, while having opposition only once in his career," said Brenda Wood, chief deputy treasurer and treasurer-elect. His entire 44 years of public service has been as the treasurer.
Haney graduated from James Monroe High School in 1950 then attended the University of Richmond. From 1954 - 56, he served in the Marine Corps as a disbursing officer.
"Although Mr. Haney is 'retiring', he is a man that will probably never really retire," Wood said.
"I consider him a 'one-man think tank' whose mind is constantly in motion thinking of his next project.
His immediate plans are to bring a botanical garden to the city, working with several advocates to make it a reality.
Recently he was a finalist in the Made in FredVA business plan competition
for this project."
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