Many former government officials frequently rest on long forgotten laurels. I often wonder why so many of them drop out of the public arena, after leaving office. For some, it’s because they are no longer seen in the limelight. Others might feel, “I’ve done my share, let someone else do theirs.”
Then there are those special few that, after sitting on the exalted chair of a respected official, come back to serve without fanfare as a boots-on-ground volunteer or city worker, like former Atwater Mayor Greg Olzack. He served on the city council for 15 years, maybe longer than anyone else. Now he is an ambassador and water conservationist for the city of Atwater. He quietly spends many hours each day informing and educating citizens on the importance of conserving our precious water. He does so with a smile and as a friend.
He ight be serving Atwater behind the scenes, but he is, in fact, seen and recognized by some. Thank you, Greg Olzack.
Fred Warchol, Atwater