Ready for the slopes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you’re looking to catch up with Susan Gahlsdorf after Jan. 8, make sure your skis are ready. That’s the day Gahlsdorf officially retires from the city of Keizer after 18 years as Finance Manager. Tim Wood is filling the spot on an interim basis and has expressed interest in the job on a permanent basis. Gahlsdorf has been in public service for more than 30 years, including her time at the state, but is looking forward to her next phase. In a way, her timing couldn’t be better. “I plan to do a lot of skiing and this season has started out great with lots of snow,” she said. “I skied regularly as a kid as I grew up near Mt. Bachelor.Then I set it aside to spend time with my family and to focus on my work. Over 30 years later, I took it up again. After a few runs, it all came back to me and now I’m hooked again.” Mind you, Gahlsdorf won’t be just skiing after retiring. “I’ve worked a very sedentary job in my 30-some years in finance,” she said. “Now I look forward to a more active lifestyle and plan to ski, cycle, golf, travel and learn new stuff while I am still young enough to enjoy these things.” As mentioned in a September 2010 Keizertimes...

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