Westfield Chief Of Staff To Retire After 26 Years With City
Westfield Mayor Andy Cook announced today that Chief of Staff, Todd Burtron, is retiring after 26 years of service to the city.
“Todd is a natural leader and a man of deep faith. He’s chosen to put those attributes together and take his skills to the next level as a future attorney,” said Mayor Cook. “He has served Westfield with distinction and with honor and I am grateful for the many years he has dedicated to our wonderful city.”
Burtron first served as a firefighter followed by five years as Westfield fire chief. He was appointed Chief of Staff by Mayor Cook in 2011. In that role, he was instrumental in developing Westfield’s Grand Park Sports Campus, negotiated the $91 million sale of the city’s water and sewer utilities, implemented a fiscal Sustainability Strategy and helped move city employees to a self-funded insurance program. His retirement from Westfield comes after he was recently accepted to Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
“There are not enough words to properly express my gratitude to this community,” said Burtron. “Serving for the past 26 years has been such an honor and I am humbled to have been allowed to lead such a dynamic team who have transformed Westfield in so many positive ways.”
Mayor Cook has appointed the current director of the Department of Public Works, Jeremy Lollar, as the new Chief of Staff. Lollar began his career with Westfield in 2005 as a water supervisor and then assistant director before becoming director of public works. Lollar graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor of business administration degree.
“Working with Todd over the last 7 years has been a highlight of my professional career,” said Lollar. “He has been an exceptional mentor, leader and friend during my tenure as director of public works and the city is forever changed by the impact of his service. It is an incredible honor to be following in his footsteps and I look forward to continuing to advance this community in the direction that he and the Mayor have guided us over the last 10 years.” Burtron’s last day with the city is Feb. 27, 2022.