Rancho Santa Fe Association Building Commissioner Robert Green is retiring after 19 years with the Association. While his last day is Sept. 2, Green has agreed to stay on for a time in an advisory role to ensure a seamless transition.
“The board is very sorry to see Robert leave,” said RSF Association President Fred Wasserman. “His contributions have been great and we wish him the best in his retirement. All of us in this community have been fortunate to have had Robert in this critical role working with the CDRC (Covenant Design Review Committee) to ensure that the Covenant has maintained its character, durability and beauty. We are grateful for his many years of dedication and hard work.”
Green joined the Association in 1997, bringing with him more 30 years of experience in architectural design review and urban planning — he started his career planning towns and villages in England.
“I am extremely honored to have served this great community for 19 years and I am sorry to go,” Green said. “I came to work here because I thought Rancho Santa Fe was the best community in the country and I have not changed my opinion on that.”
As building commissioner he guided the Association’s Art Jury/Covenant Design Review Committee process. In the last 16 years, there have been only three appeals to the board and none since 2003.
“I want to thank all the people that I have been able to work with over the years, including the many Art Jury/ CDRC members, board members, residents, architects and designers, builders, the realtor community and landscapers and many others who are too numerous to mention,” Green said. “I especially want to thank the staff, past and present, and members of the current board who have been extremely supportive.”
Green, who will turn 62 in October, said the time is right to retire.
“My fishing poles are gathering cobwebs and I am looking forward to a nice rest,” Green said.
In his retirement he also hopes to have more time to visit family in England with his wife Annette.
The RSF Association Board of Directors will address the issue of filling the building commissioner position in the coming weeks.