Your Views: Gary Groelle stands out as great person, leader

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

It is my pleasure to write a letter in support of Gary L. Groelle for Rock County sheriff.

I was fortunate to have worked with Gary on a professional level as a member of the Rock County 4-H Fair Board for eight years. Gary was head of security in the Rock County Sheriff’s Office for the Rock County 4-H Fair during that time, and we had the opportunity to collaborate on a number of issues involving security and public safety.

Gary’s management of sheriff’s deputies and his implementation of security strategies allowed the fair board to devote time to other issues and truly set my mind at ease. During fair week, I was grateful to him for providing daily updates and following up on key issues. If problems arose, he was always available to meet with the board’s security committee or the entire board if necessary.

At these times, in particular, Gary demonstrated his leadership abilities by listening to concerns and working with all parties to reach resolutions. In any situation, he had the ability to deal with people in a calm and respectful manner. In fact, Gary’s communication skills would be an asset to any organization, department or business.

I have served on several boards and committees and have been involved in many organizations and have had the opportunity to meet many great people and leaders in our community. Gary is one who stands out in my mind as an example of both.



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