Fire Chief Paul Milositz and School Superintendent Gary Richards have much more in common than the fact that both have announced retirement this summer. Their decisions represent a great loss to Wilton, and they certainly have that in common. There’s a lot more as well.
Each embodies a leadership style that endears him to his co-workers even as it encourages and facilitates excellence. Each shares a special gift for humor that offers a way to take the edge off brewing crises even as it smoothes more ordinary work days. Yet each also cuts to the heart of the matter in a no-nonsense, confident style that confirms you are in very capable hands whatever the rough sailing ahead.