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Serving on county board was rewarding, fulfilling PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor:

After working in the Vilas County clerk office for nearly 30 years, I retired only to start working as an elected county board supervisor representing District 19, Wards 1, 2 and 3 of the city of Eagle River. I served my constituents for the next 10 years and made a decision not to run for re-election this spring and retire again.

During my tenure, I saw quite a few changes take place. The biggest change being the implementation of Act 10.  Vilas County adapted and has moved forward with great strides toward bringing the budget under control.

Over the years, I’ve come to learn that Vilas County’s biggest economic driver is tourism. We have an abundant supply of recreation in all the various areas of the county during all the seasons of the year.

Three years ago I was appointed to the Wisconsin Counties Association Board by the president of that organization, which extended Vilas County’s presence to a bigger arena. Serving on that board has been a great experience.

I have enjoyed working for the citizens of Vilas County and have found it very rewarding and fulfilling. I appreciate the support I received over the past decade.

I now ask that you support my replacement, Jerry Burkett.  He brings with him the experience of serving on the Eagle River City Council for many years.  His presence on the Vilas County Board will be a tremendous asset.

Linda L. Thorpe

Eagle River

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 9:45 AM

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