Today is my last day as City Manager of Winooski. It has been the honor of my career to serve this community with our team of professional staff, committed elected officials, and strong community partners. As I look back on the last four years, I’m humbled by how much we have accomplished. Through community conversations, goal setting, and the use of municipal best practices, together we have:
I am so thankful for the trust you placed in me and your collective efforts to implement these community improvements. I want to especially thank Mayor Seth Leonard, Mayor Kristine Lott, and the ten City Councilors I have worked with over the years. Each of you has given of yourselves to guide me and the community through changes and big decisions. I’m thankful for your counsel, your commitment to Winooski, and your service to make Winooski an even better place.
Every day I have learned from staff, elected officials, and residents of Winooski and am a better manager for these lessons. Winooski is an incredibly special place. I’m thankful to each of you who choose to call Winooski home and make it a bit brighter and stronger for your involvement in the community. I look forward to continuing to live in Winooski and look forward to seeing you around town from time to time!
- Jessie Baker