Thursday, February 28, 2013
The former alderman and School Board member was among those honored by the Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department last week.
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- David Cotey
Thursday, February 28
Throughout his career as an elected official, both during his five terms as an alderperson for the City of Greenfield and his 29 years on the Greenfield School Board, Donald Almquist was a strong supporter of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. And you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who has flipped more pancakes for the department’s various programs. “Since we’ve started breakfast with Santa Claus and breakfast with the Easter bunny, Don’s been the one behind the scene flipping pancakes,” Parks and Recreation Director Scott Jaquish said. “He’s probably flipped over 12,000 pancakes for us.” Almquist’s griddle skills were just part of the reason why he was named he was inducted as the 25th member of the department’s hall of fame …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Russ Spahn, Cathy Walsh and Len Cich replace Rick Moze, Julie Rome and Audrey Ellison, and Bruce Bailey was reelected president of the Greenfield School Board on Monday.
The Greenfield School Board ushered in a new guard as three new members begin their terms Monday. Russ Spahn, Cathy Walsh and Len Cich were sworn in and gave brief remarks before the board began deliberating official business on its meeting agenda. "Together we are facing a huge task ... to give our students the best opportunity to compete in this unstable economy. I think with the additional help from parents and volunteers, we can achieve that goal," Cich said. "Failure to accomplish this is not an option." Spahn retired as the City of Greenfield’s fire chief June 1, after spending 30 years with the department and nine years with the city’s Division of Public Works. "During my tenure on the board, my focus and concern will always …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Audrey Ellison, who has been a Greenfield School Board member for 15 years, will not seek re-election in the April 3 election. She shared her thoughts on her time on the board through a letter to the editor.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Editor's note: This letter was submitted by Greenfield School Board member Audrey Ellison, who has chosen not to run for re-election this spring. As I reflect on the past 15 years in which I served as a school board member, I was proud to work alongside the best professionals in the business; school board members, teachers, administration, and volunteers. One of the most recent proud moments involved working to insure there was a policy that would not tolerate bullying. Another highlight of mine was working on the Lead The Way program at Greenfield High and Middle School. I would like to take this time to thank you for your support and for allowing me the privilege of serving you and your children. It has been both and honor and a …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Greenfield School Board race has a third candidate with the filing deadline quickly approaching.
UPDATED: 10:25 a.m. Jan. 3 There will be a shakeup on the Greenfield School Board where as of this week, the number of non-candidates equaled the number of candidates. Both Julie Rome and Audrey Ellison, two longtime board members up for re-election, have filed non-candidacy papers and will not seek another term. Rome, who has been a board member for the last 12 years, including nine as the board’s clerk, said it was a difficult decision, but a new job would have made it difficult for her to execute her duties as a School Board member Rome said helping the district build a new high school was one of her highlights as a board member, but the annual handing out of diplomas also ranked high. “It is something only other members will ever …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Three seats are up for grabs in the Spring 2012 election, and two candidates are unsure if they'll run again.
Three Greenfield School Board members are up for re-election this spring and two of them have not decided yet if they will run for another term. Incumbent Julie Rome, the board's clerk, recently accepted a new job and as a result was unsure if she could maintain her commitment to the school board position as of early this week. Audrey Ellison, who has been a board member for 16 years, was also undecided as of Wednesday. Incumbent Rick Moze, however, told Greenfield Patch he does plan to run again. As of Tuesday afternoon, no candidates had submitted their paperwork to the district, according to Erica Wendelberger, the district's executive assistant to the superintendent. School board members make $4,200 annually. Candidates have until 5 p.…
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
They included the naming of two school board representatives on the Park & Recreation Board.
Greenfield School Board member Audrey Ellison and Whitnall School Board member Nancy Zaborowski had their appointments to the Park & Recreation Board confirmed by the Common Council at Tuesday's meeting. Ellison replaces Donald Almquist, who lost his school board seat in the April 5 election. Zaborowski was reappointed. Their terms expire May 31, 2012. The Common Council also confirmed four mayoral appointments to the Board of Health: Andrew Martinez, Luanne Wielichowski, Mary Kitten and Cindy Leranth.