Speaking of a job well done, as many of you are aware, the town adopted the motto "Make An Impact" back in 2018 to stress the importance of our positive actions, both big and small, and the ripple effect they can have throughout our community. What some may not know is that the inspiration for this motto came from Frank Shankwitz, co-founder and the first president of Make-A-Wish®, and Christopher Greicius, the first ever wish child whose dream of becoming a motorcycle cop was realized in 1980 thanks to Frank. Frank recently passed away at the age of 77 at his home in Prescott, Arizona. His impact on the lives of countless children will forever be felt in the Town of Monroe and surrounding communities.
Over the years, many local events have supported the mission of Make-A-Wish® in order to provide strength, hope and transformation in a wish child and community. Some recent events which have benefited the organization include Heroes for a Cure and the Town of Monroe Food Truck Festival. Additionally, with Make-A-Wish ® as the guiding force, the Kids Changing the World club was formed in 2014 at Monroe-Woodbury High School to help kids learn the value of giving back to their community.
With Frank and Chris as our inspiration, we will continue to do our part to "make an impact" and it is our hope that you will as well through a cause that is most meaningful to you.
Thanks for making a difference.
Supervisor, Town of Monroe
*Pictured above is Frank Shankwitz & Christopher Greicius