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Wakefield Township acknowledges death of Jerry Niemi


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WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted in a special Tuesday evening meeting to advertise an opening on the board.

The action was taken in acknowledgment of last weekend’s passing of Gerald “Jerry” Niemi, who had just been re-elected to the board on Nov. 3.

“I was looking forward to working with him,” said newly-elected Clerk Jennifer Ahonen in the virtual session. “He was a great board member.”

“He was fantastic,” said Supervisor Mandy Lake. “He was an awesome guy. This is a significant loss to the township.”