By WESLIE STRATTON
Moapa Valley Progress
After 10 years of serving in the Clark County Northeast Office, Victoria Coston retired on Monday, leaving a legacy of prompt problem solving and a wealth of knowledge that was often far beyond her job description.
Moapa Valley Town Advisory Board member Gene Houston said that Coston has been great and has always been very supportive of the local communities.
“She’s always helped us in any way she could,” Houston said. “She keeps us informed in what’s going on and helps us with information. She always took care of business and did a great job.”
Coston said that, over the years, she has enjoyed working with the community. But she is ready to go, she said.
“I’m going to work in my yard,” she said, adding that she has a lot of work to do on an acre of land.
When asked what she is looking forward to the most in her retirement she replied, “Being able to do whatever it is I want to do.”
While Coston is ready to enjoy her retirement, community members are sad to see her go.
“She’s going to be so sorely missed,” former MVTAB member Judy Metz said. “She’s kind of an important cog in the wheel that has held it all together.”
Metz said that board members have been accustomed to going to Coston for direction on where they need to go. She has been invaluable in finding the right person in all of the complexity of Clark County staff that the board members need to speak with to get things done.
“When we go to her things get done right away,” she said.
Metz said that Coston has always been the “one to pull it all together.”
“She always took care of everything,” she said. “There are so many things (issues) and she seems to always be able to find who needs to take care of it.”
Metz said that Coston somehow always gets the right coupling to get things done.
“I’ll miss her dearly,” she said.