Mayor Miller: Ripon has bright future
Acting Mayor Barb Miller

Acting mayor Barb Miller’s days leading Ripon may be numbered, but her enthusiasm for the community is not waning one bit.

After just three months sitting in the mayor’s seat after Aaron Kramer left Ripon to become city administrator of Prairie du Chien, Miller is excited to see what can be accomplished in the community in the coming years.

“We have the opportunity to become one of the greatest little cities in Wisconsin — if we allow the entities that want to work with us achieve their goals,” she said, explaining Ripon will do fine as long as it stays on the path the Common Council has set in recent months.

Miller’s last day as mayor will be Tuesday, April 20, when the city holds its annual reorganizational meeting and newly elected officials are seated.

That evening, she’ll hand over the gavel to new Mayor Gary Will, and go back to being simply one of the aldermen.

“I welcome the opportunity to have a positive and working relationship with the new mayor and the new council members,” Miller said of the transition.

Read the full story in the April 15, 2010 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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