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Mayor's Notes

Four years ago in January, I embarked on the journey of a lifetime. Being mayor of Ekalaka taught me a few things. Of course, the number one thing is that you cannot do a job like that without the amazing support of your clerk, employees and council. Let’s face it, they are the glue. They were hired to do a job. They are elected because people in the community have faith that they will act on their behalf and do what is best for the Town of Ekalaka. I trust them.

I learned that there is no way to please every single person. It is clearly impossible. You must do what you feel is best for the majority. You must look at the big picture. I tried to do that. Successful? Some would say, Yes! Some would say, Nope!

I learned that this community looks after each other. What I watched during 2020 and to this day has been so heartwarming. When the country was shut down, Ekalaka pulled up their bootstraps and said, here we goooo. They supported area businesses and area businesses supported the community. People worked together.

I learned that the people in the community are gracious and caring. It was a pleasure to serve the city for four years. Thank you for putting your faith in me. I appreciate that. I need to thank my employer. Southeast Electric believes in giving back to the community and being supportive. That is exactly what they did during my four-year term. I am proud to be from Ekalaka. It is the best kept secret in Montana.

My parting words…public service is hard, especially in a small community. Support those that do it. Be kind, be open, share concerns with your council. Run for office. If you don’t feel your concerns are being taken care of, be a part of the solution.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Vicki L. Fix, Mayor

 

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