Ginny Weiler is retiring from the Preble County Board of Elections after 22 years of working with the organization.
Friends, family and co-workers organized a going-away party for Weiler on Friday, May 30, where they presented her with presents, praises, hugs and well-wishes for her retirement.
A sign at the foot of the stairs in the Preble County Courthouse announced Weiler’s retirement and featured pictures of her from when she was younger. The party also featured an assortment of food, such as cupcakes and cookies.
Stephen Bruns helped to first hire Weiler 22 years ago and presented her with an engraved clock as a retirement gift.
Bruns described Weiler as an “A-1 human being” and said she was an excellent employee who was always very attentive to detail.
Bruns said Weiler wanted to make the voting process easy for everyone.
“Her head and heart are in the right place,” Bruns said.
Bruns said Weiler was very funny and had a great sense of humor, including about herself.
Weiler said she will most miss all the people she has worked with, and helping to prepare for elections.
She will miss those she has worked with at the polls and met in the public, but she will especially miss her co-workers.
Although she worked for the Board of Elections, she said in the office there were “no Democrats or Republicans.”
“In here, we had no politics,” Weiler said.
Weiler said she appreciated all of the support she received from the Board of Elections throughout the years.
Weiler’s husband retired the day before she did, and she said they plan to do some traveling to Tennessee, Maryland and Florida in the winter.
She said she also plans to do some volunteer work and continue to spend time with her mother.
Weiler said she enjoyed the job because she liked seeing people get elected who wanted to make a positive difference in the community.
“It’s just been a joy,” she said. “The whole gamut was good.”
“Weiler was someone we could trust with anything and trust to do it well,” Bruns said. He said she “never would point fingers at anyone” and just wanted to help fix any problems, no matter whose fault it was.
“Preble County has had in her an excellent public servant,” Bruns said. “She’s gonna be missed.”