Thanks to the Flathead Beacon for the excellent reporting of the Flathead County Commission meeting at which the Agency on Aging Director Lisa Sheppard’s position was discussed (May 8 Beacon: “Commission Keeps AOA Director as Employee”).
It is apparent Commissioner Gary Krueger did not take in account the vital support the AOA provides to the community during his first six months in office. Sheppard is a dedicated and caring individual who deserves high praise for her professional management of the AOA.
I am disappointed by Krueger’s continued callous attitude toward the AOA structure and its mission goals.
Because of his negative behavior, Krueger has not demonstrated to me that he has the ability to manage operations at the commission level.