Archive for Thursday, March 18, 2010

Letter: Thanks to public servant

March 18, 2010

To the editor:

In 2002, I was a young reporter who had the honor of covering my hometown as a staff writer for the Basehor Sentinel. Over the next four years, I had the privilege of working with a great group of public officials, many of whom I felt possessed a passion for bettering their community.

One of these public servants was City Clerk Mary Ann Mogle.

I was deeply saddened to read about Mary Ann and Basehor’s city government parting ways.

I felt it was appropriate to publicly thank Mary Ann, who was invaluable in helping me learn the ropes of city government and understand issues, for the patience and kindness she showed me over the years.

And, as a former Basehor resident and someone who still has family in the area, I would also like to thank Mary Ann for her public service to the city. I hope Basehor city officials thank her, as well.

No matter the circumstances behind her leaving the city, she showed Basehor and its residents incredible dedication and a longevity that I dare say is not likely to be matched.

Although I’m no longer a resident, I wish nothing but the best for my hometown, its government, and most importantly, Mary Ann.

Thank you for your time today.

Joshua Roberts

Craig, Colo.


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