Editor's Note: The following letter to the editor was submitted to Patch by Alderman Roger Patton.
The Waukesha Business Improvement District has suffered a great loss in the resignation of Meghan Sprager as our director to take a new job. The BID Board of Directors has been very happy with her enthusiastic leadership and finding her replacement will be very difficult.
Her sunny, optimistic disposition kept our board together when we had disagreements over issues such as closing Main Street on Friday nights and the handling of the initial Guitar Town money. We were reminded constantly by Meghan how we needed to keep together, sharing our differences without bullying or broken relationships.
This Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 820 N. Grand, at the Waukesha Community Art Project, the BID is having an "After-Five" social time, in which the business owners of our downtown can come and greet Meghan Sprager and express their appreciation and love for her service.
This is just one opportunity for forgiving those whose behavior over the street
closings and the Guitar Town money has been perceived as having created a "hostile environment" for Meghan's work. We are pulling together as a BID and looking to the future and not the past.