North Hudson village administrator retiring
After more than 13 years with the Village of North Hudson, administrator Gloria Troester is retiring.
Troester first started with the village as its treasurer, but when the former administrator retired they asked her to take on a new role as treasurer, administrator and clerk. She performed all three jobs for six years before the positions were separated again.
"I felt it was better for the village to have a separate clerk," Troester said. "Separating the duties allowed me to do a better job as administrator."
The busyness of the job, even when separated, is what Troester enjoyed the most. She said there was never a dull moment, with new challenges keeping her sharp and interested.
Throughout the years, Troester said she was grateful for the people she had the chance to work with, from other staff members to those on the board.
"I've had really good board members to work with and great coworkers," Troester said.
Troester said she's also enjoyed working with the North Hudson community.
"I love the community," she said. "I think North Hudson is a great community to work in."
During her time there, the village saw a lot of changes and accomplishments. Troester was a part of the village hall remodel, an increase to the village's bond credit Moody's rating, a new accounting program that took the audit time from two weeks to two days and much more.
Her last day was Friday, July 14. Troester said the reality is starting to hit her.
"It just feels weird," she said.
She'll miss the busyness, and the people who helped her manage it, but Troester said she's looking forward to having free time. She plans to spend it with her family, and also in the community. Other than that, Troester said she is excited to have her time be her own again.
"Just leaving it open," she said. "Being able to have the freedom of coming and going whenever I want."