Letter from the President

A Message from 2016-17 President Chris Astrella WCPC


Happy Spring!

Finally, we’ve made it through winter, we’ve turned our clocks ahead, and baseball is just around the corner. I’m looking forward to sitting outside without lots of layers on and soaking up some sun!

I hope each of you is gearing up for the April Election and preparing for a nice break from them too; we’ve all certainly earned it! The Association’s Facebook page has been going very well, we have almost 300 likes and the interaction that’s been taking place has been great. I’ve shared a couple of pictures from my travels, and some of the people I’ve met, but we’ve also had District meetings, deadlines, and information for everyone else to know too. If you haven’t liked it yet, check it out!

Recently I attended the Minnesota Clerks Conference and found it to be lots of fun with some great sessions. Dan, the outgoing President and Janet, the incoming President made me feel right at home with our colleagues to the west. Next month I’ll be attending the Iowa clerk’s conference in Des Moines; and I’m looking forward to similar experience.

I also attended a WEC meeting during the week of March 6th to remind them we (the Clerks) support them and the addition of more staff to the WEC. I will be contacting the leaders of both parties in the legislature to let them know just how important a full staff at the WEC is. Do not hesitate to let your elected state representatives know how important this is for you and how any cuts would harm your municipality.

We have heard about more members retiring. These retirees have been a member of WMCA for 10 years or more. Congratulations to:
Ruth Allis, Clerk, Town of Winchester, Apr-17
Jane Carlson, Clerk, Town of Brookfield, 3/3/2017
Jeanne Gostomski, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer, City of Adams, Spring 2017
Lois Havenor, Clerk/Treasurer, Village of Eleva, hoping for 6/1/17
Remember if you, or someone you know is retiring from the profession; let us know so we can recognize them!

I was lucky enough to get my bike out at the end of February, so I thought I’d share it with all of you. It’s such an honor to represent all of you whether I’m on my bike, at a conference, attending a WEC meeting, or just running errands around town. Thank you! I hope we all have a GREAT election, and get ready for some baseball! Go Yankees!!!!!


Chris Astrella WCPC

WMCA 2016-17 President
Phone: 608-446-6480
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