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City’s Finance Director Retires After Long Career August 01, 2018

After nearly 31 years of devoted service to the citizens of Coos Bay, Finance Director Susanne Baker has decided to retire. Baker’s career with the City has truly been remarkable. She started at the City in 1987 as a Secretary in what was at that time the Public Works Department.  She later rose to the office of Deputy Public Works Director in 2008 after serving in several positions in both the Public Works and Community Development Departments.  For the last seven years of her career, Baker has been serving as the City’s Finance Director.  Baker’s institutional knowledge, experience, attention to detail and leadership will be missed. Baker joins her husband, Dale, who recently retired after serving Coos County for more than three decades.