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Farmington names new chairman

Kevin Will is now the town chairman in Farmington.

At a meeting Monday, town board members Eugene Engebretson and Caroline Murphy and Town Clerk Sandy Grenlie voted unanimously to appoint Will to serve the rest of Dale Trinrud’s term as chairman.

Trinrud announced his plans to retire from public serice in July of this year. He had been on the Farmington Town Board for 25 years, first as supervisor, then as chairman for the last seven years. He has also resigned from his seat on the Waupaca County Board.

Trinrud’s current term as town chairman would have ended in April 2015.

When asked if he plans to run for town chairman after filling the remainder of Trinrud’s term, Will said, “In the next couple of months, we’ll see how it goes.”

Will said he will decide by the time of the annual caucus in January.

Will was a mental health specialist in Fond du Lac County for eight years, then with Waupaca County until 2007. He worked at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King six years, then retired in February 2013.

Will currently owns and operates the Corner Pet Shop in downtown Waupaca.

“This is the first time I’ve held an elective office,” Will said, adding that he was student council president in high school and a member of the student Senate at Marion College in Fond du Lac.

Will has served as president of the Waupaca County local of AFSCME. He has also been president of Kiwanis Club in Waupaca.

“I hope to continue with the fine work that the previous chairmen have done,” Will said. “I have a great deal of respect for Don Fabricius and Dale Trinrud.”

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