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Deputy Clerk Millard to retire after 27 years with Breezy Point

Breezy Point Deputy Clerk Kathy Millard is set to retire Oct. 1 after 27 years with the city. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal

Kathy Millard has seen Breezy Point change a lot over the past 27 years.

When she started working for the city part time in September 1991, the government offices were housed in a little two-car garage. As she transitioned into her current deputy clerk role, she witnessed the move to the current city hall building, and she's worked with a wide variety of mayors, councils and commissions.

"We've all just gotten along so well," she said of her numerous, ever-changing co-workers. "We just have a good family here, so I really like that."

As Oct. 1 approaches, Millard is getting ready to celebrate two milestones - her 66th birthday and her last day with the city of Breezy Point.

"Kathy's going to be a very hard person to replace," Mayor Tom Lillehei said.

Though she said she'll miss her work family and the residents who come into city hall regularly, Millard looks forward to joining her husband in retirement so they can travel and spend time with their three grandchildren.

"While our grandkids are young, we want to take them on trips, so I'm looking forward to that," she said.

She also plans to spend more time on her quilting hobby and hopes to join Breezy Point's cemetery commission when a position becomes available.

"That's really near and dear to me," she said. "So that will keep me active."

It'll also keep Millard around the people and the job she's enjoyed for nearly three decades.

"It's gone so fast," she said of her time with the city. ""Everybody's been so good to work with. It's just been a lot of fun. ... I love my job."

New deputy clerk

The Breezy Point City Council approved Millard's retirement at its Monday, June 4, council meeting and agreed to advertise for a replacement.

City Administrator Patrick Wussow presented the council with a timeline, which includes a June 18 deadline for applications and the goal of hiring a deputy clerk between mid-July and early August.

Interested applicants can go to www.cityofbreezypointmn.com or visit city hall in person.

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