The late Linda Stock was Milford City Clerk from 2009 to 2014, when she died after a long battle with cancer.
The much loved city official had risen through the ranks from working as a clerk in the Planning and Zoning office, to then taking the job of administrative assistant to the city planner, and then becoming zoning enforcement officer before running for the city clerk post.
On Thursday, May 21, which marked Stock’s birthday, friends, family and city officials gathered outside the Parsons Complex to dedicate a bench in her honor.
City clerk office staff, Board of Education employees and visitors to the city clerk’s office have been donating to the cause since Stock died. Joanne Rohrig, the current city clerk, said the office collected about $3,000, which was enough to purchase two benches in Stock’s honor. The second bench has not been placed yet.
The bench unveiled this week at the Parsons Complex faces the duck pond, and people going to the city clerk’s office will pass by it.
Check back later for a longer article about Thursday's bench dedication. For now, take a look at our video from the event.