Photo: John Moe serves last council meeting as City Clerk
By Joe Bachman
STEVENS POINT — City Clerk John Moe served his last council meeting on Monday, Sept. 17.
After 13 years, Moe will relocate with his family to Dane County. He was presented with a plaque in honor of his service by Mayor Mike Wiza before his parting words to city staff.
“I wanted to express to you all my great appreciation for the opportunity to come before you tonight and express what is has meant to me to serve this great community for the last 13+ years. As you know, I’m not a very good politician, and I’ll admit that. I’m not very good at public speaking or writing long documents. But I go to work everyday to work as hard as I possibly can to be a good public servant.
It’s been a great privilege to serve the good people of Stevens Point for the last 13+ years as City Clerk. it is truly something I will remember fondly for the rest of my life. My goal was to provide open and transparent government with also being fiscally responsible. I have enjoyed being a resource to the public, to my alderpersons, to other government officials, and I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish during my tenure.
I implemented reforms that improved customer service and access to city information. I returned tens of thouosands of dollars to the city’s federal fund through fiscal restraint. Increase outreach to community organizations regarding voting and oversaw the implementation of some of the most extensive election law changes in the state’s recent history. Some of my more notable accomplishments were writing of the system’s right to address the common council, and working with state legislator’s from both sides of the aisle, to pass a law modernizing the publication of budget amendment notices.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family, particularly my wife, as she and my daughters have had to make sacrifices over the years in order for me to serve. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my staff, Kari and Marissa, for all of their hard work and dedication. I would also like to thank my fellow department heads and all city employees, including other city-wide elected officials — and of course the alderpersons who I have gotten to know and work with over the years.
It has truly been a privilege working with each and every one of you. I wish you all the very best.”