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Wendt to council: 'Pleasure to serve with you'

Cary Ashby • Updated Aug 22, 2018 at 12:54 PM

Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan thanked outgoing safety-service director Dan Wendt for his service to the city Tuesday.

“We banged heads a few times, but I think both of us have grown in the process,” Duncan said during Tuesday’s council meeting. “You helped us progress in a lot of ways.”

Duncan appointed Wendt as the Norwalk safety-service director in May 2016. Wendt’s last day is Friday. He will serve as the assistant city manager for Fairfield, which is near Cincinnati, starting in early September.

Council president Steve Euton, who worked closely with Wendt on the police chief selection committee, told him “we wish you the best.”

During Tuesday’s meeting, Wendt provided an overview of the results and methodology of the recent survey of city residents. He and zoning officer Mitch Loughton made similar presentations Monday at Norwalk High School.

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“With one step out (of) the door,” Wendt told council members “you work hard, you do a great job and I appreciate that.”

“You don’t get paid what you’re worth,” he added. “It’s been a pleasure to serve with you.”

Councilman Matt Doughty, who represents the fourth ward, asked Duncan about the progress on finding the next safety-service director. The mayor said the interview process has started, but didn’t elaborate. 

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