Germantown — A 20-year journey has come to an end.
Trustee Melvin Ewert has decided to step down from his post on the Village Board.
He was recognized at the Monday, April 7, Village Board meeting, where Village Board President Dean Wolter thanked him for being a resource and mentor.
"We are sad to see him leave the board," Wolter said. "He is a good mentor, a good person to rely on and a good person (who got) me acclimated to the different committees and different people within the village and how village government functions."
Ewert said his background in politics began when he was a boy and his father was active in local government. He points to his days as a child who was raised on a dairy farm and went to school in a one-room schoolhouse as the firm foundation upon which he built his life.
"It seems like everything I did I enjoyed and I loved, as well as being a village trustee in the village of Germantown," said Ewert, who was initially elected in 1994.
During his time on the board, he sat on several committees, including the Public Works and Highway, Public Safety and general Government and Finance committees. He will continue to serve as a Washington County supervisor, a position to which he was elected in 1994.
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