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Ridgewood clerk praised by council


Ridgewood clerk praised by council

MARCH 31, 2014    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014, 5:23 PM

The audience at the March 12 council meeting joined Ridgewood’s governing body in a standing ovation directed toward Heather Mailander, who was sitting in on her final regular public session as acting village manager.

Mailander will step down from the temporary position at the end of this week, giving way to Roberta Sonenfeld, who will move in as full-time village manager March 31. Mailander, who was not present at Wednesday’s council work session, will resume her daily duties as municipal clerk.

For nearly seven months, Mailander filled in as Ridgewood’s chief executive officer and managed the daily operations of the village. At the same time, she also handled the responsibilities of village clerk, a position that she has held for the past 25 years.

“I want to thank the Village Council for their faith in me, for giving me this amazing opportunity,” she said, expressing further gratitude to department supervisors and all village employees “who work so hard every day for the village residents.”

She also thanked Ridgewood residents for their recent patience and flexibility during an “unusual year, with leaves that came down all at once, near record snowfalls [and] record breaking low temperatures.”

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4 thoughts on “Ridgewood clerk praised by council

  1. She really runs the town, and this just proves it. Give credit where credit is due.

  2. Job well done Heather!!!!!!!!:))

  3. yes so true. she should of bin the new manager.

  4. Congratulations on a job well done Heather. You are the best.

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