The Village in the Forest first captured my heart the day I set foot on the Swinging Bridge as a child. I have had the great honor and good fortune to serve the residents of the village of Riverside for almost 14 years, and I was blessed to live in Riverside for 11 years. 

I have enjoyed working and volunteering alongside many amazing individuals who have demonstrated enormous dedication, creativity and kindness day after day. The work has been challenging, rewarding and ever changing. I will be forever grateful for the opportunities my employment with the village of Riverside has afforded me. 

Riverside is truly a special place, and as the year and my career with the village come to a close, I want to express my gratitude to everyone who took the time to share a kind word or extend a hand in friendship over the years. 

Riverside will always hold a special place in my heart, as will all of you.

Cathy Haley, village clerk, Riverside