Letter from the President

A Message from 2016-17 President Chris Astrella WCPC

Hello everyone!

Can you believe we’re already past the half way point of February? 2017 is FLYING by…and before you know it summer will be here. I hope everyone is enjoying a small taste of spring and gearing up for a two-election year, then a well-deserved break from elections until 2018.

After only meeting in October, the WMCA Board of Directors met twice in three weeks and has accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. We selected a new web site vendor, approved a social media policy, a Facebook page (!), and referred one Constitutional Revision to the Manuals Committee to bring forth to you this summer. The board has been great to work with and supremely focused on being task oriented, while having a little fun too. I know each President believes their board is the best; the current board is living up to the expectations I have set for them and raising the bar from previous boards. It’s an honor to work with them.

A new feature I’ll be bringing to my monthly message is the recognition of retiring clerks and clerks that are moving on from the profession. As you may know, clerks who have been members for 10 years or more become a Clerk at Heart when they retire or leave the profession; and the only way we know is if you tell us! If you know of someone moving on, or if you are moving on, send an email to our Executive Director, Faith, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). She’ll make sure to let me know and I’ll make a special note of it in my monthly message! Below are the clerks that have retired since August 1st of last year, and you’ll see one at the bottom that’s about to:

Jim Anderson, Clerk, City of Marinette; Retired: August 2016
Vicki Marie Busick, Clerk, Town of Birchwood; Retired: July 2016
Sandy Grenlie, Clerk/Treasurer, Town of Farmington; Retired: Dec. 2016
Carol Strause, Clerk/Treasurer, Village of Brooklyn; Retired: August 2016
Michael F. Weber, Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer, Village of Hales Corner; Retired: Dec. 2016

Joan Dykstra, Clerk/Treasurer, Village of Johnson Creek; Retiring: 3/17/2017

Join me in congratulating them on their years of service to their municipalities, neighbors and colleagues. The knowledge and history you all have brought will be missed, but I think I speak for everyone they’ve all run their last election!

I hope each of you is having a great start to 2017 like I am, and are looking forward to some warmer temperatures and more sunshine (and baseball!). As always, the honor of being your President is mine, one that I am proud to hold. Thank you for the opportunity and I hope to see you in my travels around Wisconsin!


Chris Astrella WCPC

WMCA 2016-17 President
Phone: 608-446-6480
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)