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Longtime Fayette County Employee Pete Frisina Retires after 32 years

Pete Frisina and his wife, center, receive recognition for 32 years of employment to the county.

By Michael Cuneo – 

Pete Frisina has worked for Fayette County for 32 years, serving as the Community Services Director. Frisina attended his last meeting on Jan. 27, where he was recognized for his service.

Frisina spoke at the meeting, thanking his colleagues as well as the community that he served for over three decades.

“I just want to say thank you to this community for allowing me to work here. It’s been quite a good experience working here. There have been a lot of changes in 32 years, and I’ve been involved in a lot of successes and ‘not successes’ because that sounds better.” Frisina said with a chuckle.

Commissioner Eric Maxwell praised Frisina for his service to the community.

“Thank you for the years of service. I’ve enjoyed working with you. I really appreciate the way Fayette County looks and the way that you’re leaving Fayette County, you have done a wonderful job.” Maxwell said.

Commissioner Charles Oddo also gave Frisina recognition for his years of work, citing a tremendous work ethic and ability to work with the community.

“There’s one thing that a lot of people probably don’t know. You tried every way that you could to help [citizens] do what they wanted to do. I often remarked about that. You never went in there with the idea that you weren’t going to give somebody what they want.” Oddo said.

Commissioner Charles Rousseau touched on Frisina’s knowledge and why it means so much to see him retire.

“I appreciate you so very much. When we talk about the issues of our recent raise, one of the things that staff always talks about is recruitment and retention. Retaining someone with [Frisina’s] institutional knowledge is extremely hard … so I thank you very much.”

Frisina was presented with a gold leaf map of Fayette County, just in case he needs to be reminded of the decades of valuable work he contributed to the community.

By Michael Cuneo

Michael Cuneo is a news and sports reporter for the Fayette County News. Michael graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism in 2020. In his off time, Michael enjoys torturing himself as an Atlanta Falcons fan. Follow Michael on twitter @michaelcune