As soon as I read this yesterday, I knew this week’s thank you would have to go to Richland County Administrator Milton Pope. It’s a quick handwritten note, less formal than others, but very heartfelt. I’ve worked with Milton in several capacities: as a Richland County resident, director of a non-profit partially funded by the county and a local government employee. No matter what the issue or when it occurs, Milton is always professional, open and sincere.
As a Richland County resident and someone who has worked with you, I was sad to read of your pending departure. You are fair, open minded and an overall good guy — you will be missed. I look forward to working with you between now and June, but for now, thank you for your service to Richland County.