In twenty years, plus four wilderness years, there is a lot you can talk about. I remember being a delegate to the DNC in'92 vividly....the US Senate bid in 2000 and all I learned from being on the inside of Indy Party business at the state level. I honestly learned a lot about how it all works from Frank MacKay and the crowd.
Meeting Tom Golisano in his Penfield office was interesting, as was hosting the First Lady at the Flower Library in 1999.
It was the insights from those events that allowed me to spot the ascension of Elise Stefanik in 2013 when the rest of the local cognoscenti was elsewhere.
I was pleased with shepherding the hiring of the Clerk and Manager when my colleagues had no plan. I also am proud of my judge appointment as Judge Palermo has done well, despite the sniping I got when I nominated her.
All the appointments to the Planning Board and the Library Board and hosting many dignitaries to town.
As John says in his report, the treasure I like is the one of a kind mayoral badge Mayor Hudson's widow gave me.
Nothing lasts forever, but as many have said, it was a good ride.
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