Quincy City Treasurer Peggy Crim announced that she will be retiring after 16 years of service to the City of Quincy. Crim, city treasurer since 2001, said “Being able to serve the people of Quincy the past 16 years has been an honor. I will always be grateful for the confidence voters have shown in me and the dedicated staff in the treasurer’s office. However, it has become increasingly clear that growing family obligations requires more of my time than this job allows. I need to continue to put my family first, and to do that it is only fair to the city and the treasurer’s office that I step aside.”

Crim became the first woman to be elected city treasurer in 2001. She was re-elected four times and was unopposed in the recent April municipal election. Crim and her husband, Don, have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

The City of Quincy will conduct a search for her replacement.  According to the news release from the City of Quincy, Crim will remain treasurer for a “reasonable period of time” for a replacement to be confirmed by the city council.