Letter from the President

A Message from 2015-16 President Sandra Boettcher CMC

Happy Spring Everyone:

I hope you are as happy as I am to see spring arriving. I welcome the return of green grass, leaves on our trees, the robins and baseball. I can only hope that our Milwaukee Brewers do better this year than our Green Bay Packers.

I am so excited about our Northern Training Classes coming in May and the education that will be offered to our clerks in that area of the state. Education is the key to success in our profession and cannot be over looked. I have been working with a new individual who was recently appointed to fill a vacancy. This individual is a prime candidate for our upcoming training and looks forward to attending. If you know of someone in your area that would benefit from this training, please contact them and ask them to call Faith or myself for more information.

Be sure to watch for an invitation to your Spring District meeting where you will be voting on your District Directors for 2016-2017. If anyone in your district is interested in becoming an officer on our board, now is the time to fill out an application. The positions open are 2nd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and two Directors At Large. I am enjoying my time on the board and would encourage you to step forward and become an intricate part of a great organization. All positions require a time commitment on your part as well as a financial commitment. You will be absent from your job during board and committee meetings, and travel will be required, but the experience you come away with by far shadows the time and expense incurred.

I will be attending the Minnesota State Conference this month and look forward to meeting new friends and participating in the classes offered. I have been attending as many district meetings and committee meetings as time permits. My City Clerk and fellow co-workers keep looking at me with blank stares and saying “not again”, but they continue to cover my time away from the office with grace.

Our board will soon be accepting RFP’s for the position of Executive Director. The current contract with Facts, LLC expires August 31, 2016. This will be a three year contact ending December 31, 2019. It is my desire to publish the position this week and award the contract at the Board of Directors Meeting in May.

My year as President is going fast, and I have learned so much, like a tank of gas will take you only so far, set two alarm clocks so you don’t over sleep, be sure to check your tire pressure before you leave home, take extra money for those unexpected stops for shopping and most of all I have learned to smile more. Our Board of Directors work as a well-oiled machine, asking questions, and looking out for the betterment of our members and deserve our heartfelt thank you for the time they have dedicated to WMCA. Thank you all.

Sandra Boettcher CMC
Director of Administrative Services
City of Altoona
1303 Lynn Avenue
Altoona, WI 54720
Phone: 715-839-6092
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