Over the past 20-plus years that I have worked for the town, the people and community have meant so very much to me. This really became an important part of my life. It has been wonderful to work in such a beautiful location and lovely area and have the opportunity to meet such appreciative people who have made this town so special. The volunteer spirit of the residents, the long-term consultants, the local businesses, public safety, and a town staff committed to keeping Portola Valley as it is, is commendable.
After having the traumatic brain injury over one and a half years ago and being able to go back to work truly helped me to recover, knowing that I had so much support from everyone in the town. Because of a recent brain seizure, Terry and I decided that it was time for me to retire from my position with the town. I am grateful for my time in Portola Valley and I will so miss everyone I have met over the years. You have all meant so very, very much to me.
You have a lovely community and you should cherish it and keep it living as it is — there aren't many places like this.
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