I have lived a long time and during that period I have had many bosses and I have been a boss to many others. So because of management training and experience, I know a good manager when I meet one. Bill Rappaport was my boss for a period of time a few years back and he was good.
Bill was never petty, was always upbeat and encouraging, had numerous ideas for improvement, was quick to praise and slow to criticize. I have followed his successes in Star Valley as their mayor, and knew from firsthand experience that they were lucky to have him.
In your recent article he listed some of his achievements under his leadership. He has earned the right to feel good about his record as mayor.
Bill, I don’t know what you are going to do next, but Star Valley’s loss will hopefully be someone else’s gain. Wherever you end up, they will be lucky to have you.
Patricia A. Rollins