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Gov. Brown appoints Roseville man chief deputy director of parks and recreation

Robertson previously worked in Department of Toxic Substances Control
By: Sena Christian, Staff Reporter
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Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a Roseville man chief deputy director at the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

The appointment of Aaron Robertson, 44, took place Wednesday, Nov. 21. He will earn an annual salary of $125,076. This position does not require Senate confirmation.

Robertson, a Republican, joined the Parks and Recreation Department earlier this year as deputy director of administration, according to a news release.

He is credited in media reports this summer as discovering the $54 million in surplus money the department had been sitting on for years. That scandal prompted the resignation of the department’s director Ruth Coleman and firing of then-chief deputy Michael Harris in July.

Before joining the Parks and Recreation Department, Robertson served as deputy director of administration at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control from 2010 to 2012, administrative analyst for the city of Rocklin from 2005 to 2010 and manager of strategic planning, corporate development and eBusiness at Vision Service Plan from 2002 to 2005.  Robertson has held several other jobs throughout his career, and serves in the U.S. Marine Corps.