Denson Robinson is retiring June 30 as Madison Public Works director after 36 years of service with the city. He and his wife, Mary Etta, live in Madison and attend St. Joseph Catholic Church. They have two grown children and two granddaughters. Robinson recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about his career with the city of Madison.
What was your first job with the city?
“I started in the water department. I made $826 a month, and the city made me agree not to ask for a raise for a year. I never have asked for one. (laughs)