By Tim Kowols
It was not how he thought it would happen, but Gordon Jaeger will sit as the chairperson of the Washington Island Town Board for the first time in 15 years. Jaeger was appointed to the post following the death of town chairperson John Rader earlier this month. He would have preferred people apply to take on the role, but the town had meetings in the near future and had no one to sign checks for town business. Jaeger served on the town board before in the past after stops in four different states as a city manager. Reflecting on a lifetime of public service, Jaeger is happy serving the people on the island he and his wife fell in love with many years ago.
Jaeger says one of his first meetings as the town chairperson will be Monday as they discuss the island’s wastewater treatment plan.