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No reason to attend the museum board meeting when it was 'stacked'

Oct 10, 2012 - Eileen Urbigkeit, Crowheart


I would like to clarify why I didn't attend the meeting when they fired the Lander museum director.First, the week before they, the commissioners had planned to blind-side her, and they didn't get it done.

So they called a special executive meeting, they didn't notify me of it, also when the person they put in charge had only five days to call a meeting and fire the person.Also I wasn't informed of the meeting until the Monday before.They forgot to tell me the time.

The reason I didn't attend, if I knew the time, I am head judge of the election board of District 19, so felt my loyalty to that was the most important .It took me three days to get the place set up, the judges notified, also break in a new judge. Then Wednesday had to do the follow-up like get the returns in.We had four splits here, so we had to be so very careful.

I knew that they were going to fire the director, so no need for me to attend when it was stacked.They also knew the chairman was gone.

I am some bitter at how the board was treated by the commissioners, also the way it was all handled. I was deceived and ignored. So there is no reason to stay on a board that will be so terribly micromanaged.

I think Martin Reed has done a very good job reporting the museum news. It is appreciated when the facts are presented. Just felt it should be known why I didn't attend that meeting.

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