Both Richfield residents and friends from outside our community often ask me, “How do you like being Mayor?” They observe that there are always so many challenges and that there’s never a shortage of disagreements. Without fail, I sincerely reply that I love it. I have a wonderful, well-trained staff surrounding me. Our city employees are good people doing good work.
Like most everybody else, my first work supervisors were my parents. They were busy and they knew that teaching children to pitch in and work would result in valuable life-lessons learned.
My work progressed from chores at home to work at the Ideal Dairy. At first, simple assignments like mowing lawns and cleaning storage sheds were the order. This evolved into working in the plant, doing everything from cleaning milk cans to stocking shelves in the coolers and freezers.
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