joins Village Board
By Van Mobley
Thiensville Village President
Monday night, the Village Board selected Angelina Apostolos to fill out the remainder of the term of Sam Azinger, who resigned his position upon moving out of Thiensville. Besides Angelina, seven other Village residents applied for the vacant Trustee position. Every single one of them would have made an excellent Trustee.
The Board had nothing but good options. On behalf of the entire Village, I thank all of the applicants for their willingness to serve. I am confident they will find other opportunities to serve quickly.
From my perspective, the Board chose Angelina because of her youth and energy -- and her "desire to preserve and protect what makes Thiensville special." Angelina always has had wonderful experiences here and enjoys her neighbors and the park and all of the businesses and activities our Village has to offer.
She feels safe here and thinks it is a good place to raise her family with her husband, Will. She is thankful for Thiensville's law enforcement officers and fire and public works personnel. She puts a priority on "ensuring we have knowledgeable, competent, supported, respected and responsive police and firefighters." She thinks having the sort of dedicated public servants we have in the Village "is crucial to maintaining a healthy and vibrant community," as is "fostering a culture that encourages neighbors to look out for one another and have the best interest of the community top of mind."
It takes courage in these tumultuous times to raise your hand and volunteer to serve. We should all be grateful that people like Angelina and the other applicants, as well as the people of Thiensville they represent, are willing to contribute, each in his or her own way, to making Thiensville the special place it has been, is and will be.
Please congratulate Angelina if you see her about the Village -- and share with her your perspective on how we can best move forward into the future together. Our future is bright.