By Brandi Makuski
A retired Stevens Point police officer on Monday was appointed interim city clerk.
Sgt. Paul Piotrowski was unanimously appointed to the position by eight members of the Stevens Point City Council during a special meeting on Oct. 1. Three members of the council were excused.
Piotrowski, a U.S. Navy veteran, graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a degree in political science. He retired from SPPD in 2017, after 27 years with the department. Since then, he’s worked as a transportation security officer at the Central Wisconsin Airport and as a part-time educational assistant at SPASH, his alma mater.
“I’m just trying to keep busy; my last day at SPASH was today,” said Piotrowski, 54.
Piotrowski replaces John Moe, who announced on Sept. 10 his resignation from the city clerk position after 13 years in the role. Moe’s family was relocating to the Madison area.
Piotrowski will serve in the role through April 2019, when a special election will determine who will serve the remainder of Moe’s four-year term.
“I do plan to run in that election,” Piotrowski said.
The clerk’s office maintains and archives official city records, issues municipal licenses, and oversees city elections. The clerk’s office operates in four-year terms and is a nonpartisan office.