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North Hudson hires new administrator

Gloia Troester of River Falls was the first choice for the position of administrator/treasurer/clerk for the village of North Hudson.

Village President Larry Larsen said Troester, who has been working as village treasurer since early spring, has the kind of qualifications the village needs for this newly created position.

The position combines the two previously separate positions of administrator/clerk and treasurer. At their May meeting, board members approved a new organizational structure that combined the positions into one job, which has oversight over all governmental functions in the village.

Troester said she is excited about the new position and says she has already begun the work to improve existing systems and introduce new ones that will better serve village residents. Troester said she is working to automate several functions in the office and says new policies and procedures under consideration will also improve village operations.

The village deputy clerk, Donna Spyhaj, and a new deputy treasurer, expected to be hired this week, will report to Troester.

"I am looking forward to working with a strong board of trustees and a strong support staff. The job is a challenging one, and it will take a couple of years to see all the benefits of the changes we are making, but it will pay off for the village."

Troester has an associate degree in accounting and is continuing her accounting education. She and her husband, Rick, have five children, ages 12-28.

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Meg Heaton

Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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