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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Volunteers Give Events Coordinator Linda Blow Proper Send Off



Monday / 12-21-09 / Milton, GA -

Volunteer Round Up committee members gave events Coordinator Linda Blow a special send off this past Monday night in Milton. Eating up some good food at Ray's Pizza, laughs were shared as well as some tears.

Blow had been with the city almost since it's beginning. A few months ago, she was told that her job would be eliminated and she was not offered another position.

Time will tell if this approach is the proper move for the city to take or not. Regardless, seeing a person of Mrs. Blow's caliber exit is hard to take.

Attendees presented Linda with a plaque stating their appreciation for all that she has done in her time here.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck Linda! You will be missed.

Anonymous said...

What a huge loss for not only the many volunteers who have worked with her over the last few years, but for the City of Milton as a whole. It's hard to replace her level of enthusiasm. Milton City Hall will never be the same.

Linda, we will miss you!!
-Patti Silva

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Anonymous said...

I know I would chip in $2k ayear to keep Linda around, is there 49 other citizens out there that will do the same so we can keep here around?

Anonymous said...

I'll put in some $$! Sometimes the staff at the city of Milton take better care of us than the Council treats the residents. And vice versa. Linda is one of those people you don't want to see leave.

Anonymous said...

Count me in also, and make it double if we get rid of the council woman you are speaking of!

She was my buddy when she wanted support for her election but once the school tried to come in on Freemanville, she was no where to be found?

Linda Blow said...

well, I'm gone. Today was my last day but I couldn't go in. I'd had enough of just sitting waiting for the clock to move. I want to thank the citizens of Milton for participating in all of the events over the past three years and especially the volunteers who made it happen. I came to Milton three years ago to work with Aaron Bovos. He told me if I came he would have me work with the volunteers and that is exactly what I wanted. Trite as it may sound, I love people and I found the citizens of Milton to be similar to my hometown of 5,000 - warm and open and eager to get involved. The position I held of Special Projects Coordinator was perfect for me and I have such fond memories of all who I met and worked with. Please continue to support the events, they are an integral part of what makes Milton different. I guess in hindsight, at least from the Council's point of view, I overvalued myself. It's such a sad state of affairs in today's world that you become a line on a financial sheet. I'm sure the City will use my pay for something more valued and logical. All those countless hours spent on holidays and rain or shine weather were all for naught as far as valuing my services but it wasn't for them, it was for the citizens. One of my mentors, former City Manager, Billy Beckett, believed tht the community activities and events are such an important component of developing and maintaining the sense of community and in fact, the more events the better even in hard times. Those who make the decisions for the City will tell you that the events will continue, in what manner remains to be seen. Apparently and assumedly it will be given to someone who "does" that type of thing and the hands on connection I have developed over the years with love for my job and the citizens is not necessary. As I looked around my office I knew that part of me is there and I will take the memories with me. I guess that's a fair trade. Please be good to one another and think good thoughts. I love all of you.

Tim Enloe said...

Linda:

Would you like me to post your comment as a letter to the editor?

Please let me know.

Thanks,

Tim
770 653 0552

Linda Blow said...

sure