As sad as Westport is to see Maxine Bleiweis go — and we are very sad — we’re not the only town sorry to lose its library director.
The Chelsea District Library bids farewell to Bill Harmer. And throughout Michigan, the tributes are pouring in.
Board president Elizabeth Sensoli calls him “brilliant … his talent and spirit have made our library a very special place … I will miss his unquenchable enthusiasm and ‘out of the box’ thinking.”
Trustee Robin Wagner adds, “Bill is a remarkable leader, driven by a contagious passion for continuously improving the library experience for guests, staff and community. Bill’s constant focus is understanding what is this library today, envisioning how can it be better tomorrow, and wondering how to get there sooner than tomorrow.”
Well, Chelsea’s loss is Westport’s gain. All those plaudits are for the Westport Library’s new director.
Harmer takes over from Bleiweis on July 27. Sounds like we’ve got ourselves another world-class winner.