An Open Letter To Paul Schofield

Dear Paul:

I join all Wellington residents who will miss you after your retirement, while simultaneously thanking you for your almost 20 years of “your expertise, your knowledge, your professionalism completely unmatched,” as expressed by Mayor Anne Gerwig.

I also agree with Councilman John McGovern’s statement that you are “characteristically humble,” and “Schofield has been a steady hand guiding Wellington through his time as village manager,” by Councilman Michael Napoleone. “Today is the biggest moment during my time on the council,” Councilman Michael Drahos added. “It is a very big transition for Wellington.”

As for me personally, the most important feeling I value the most is the true friendship you and I have had for over 40 years! Your trust in choosing our construction company to build your and Karen’s home, while continuing being neighbors with you over the years, is truly appreciated.

Although we will miss your retirement as Wellington’s village manager, perhaps besides spending more time travelling with Karen and more time with your grandchildren, you will also have some time to continue having breakfast occasionally with your many friends who appreciate you, throughout Wellington and our western communities.

Sincerely your friend, Jess Santamaria