Three cheers for Marilyn |

Three cheers for Marilyn

Alex MillerFrisco

Having just returned to Summit County, I didn’t know Marilyn Repsher had retired from Summit County government until I saw the story in the June 21 paper. It’s difficult to overestimate the impact this amazing woman has had on the Summit County community over the past few decades. In addition to her “day jobs” in various social services positions, Marilyn was always in the thick of any discussion or initiative that had to do with improving the quality of life for the county’s diverse population. Whether it was trying to improve child care or health services or simply helping examine ways to enhance Summit County life in general, Marilyn was always there with a bright smile, a keen intellect and a heart as big as the Tenmile Range.Marilyn stood as the polar opposite to those county residents who come for the “playground” and neither know nor care much about the community they live in.I know there are other wonderful, caring people following in her footsteps, but when it comes to providing that moral and compassionate leadership any community needs to thrive, Marilyn’s shoes will be hard to fill.Alex MillerFrisco

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