Daniel Withers appointed to Silver Lake Village Board


Daniel Withers takes the oath of office Wednesday. /Earlene Frederick photo

Daniel Withers, 35, was appointed to the Silver Lake Village Board at Wednesday’s regular board meeting.

Withers, who works for an industrial supply company and is a US Air Force veteran, also took the oath of office and then assumed his seat for the balance of the meeting. His appointment was approved by a 4-2 vote with Trustees Roger Johnson and Carolyn Dodge voting no.

Withers, who has lived in the village for about six years, will fill out the term of Chris Willkomm, who resigned in May citing personal and work-related reasons. Willkomm was last elected in April 2014.

Withers, who has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is about one third of the way through getting a master of business administration degree, said he has not held elected office before, but that he has an interest in leadership.

“It’s a new experience for me,” Withers said after the meeting. “I’m very excited.”



  1. Bernard Punsley says:

    Welcome Aboard Mr. Withers and Good Luck. You’ll note that 2 board members OPPOSED the appointment. They represent the “Status Quo” platform and are resistant to any changes proposed by our board. Stay tuned.

  2. Where Are the Comments? says:

    Comments on issues in Silver Lake still appear to be “censored”. If you are reading this, one slipped through!

    1. Censor: “An official who examines material that is about to be released, such as books, movies, news, and art, and suppresses any parts that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security.” Note the official. Censoring is something the government does. westofthei.com is not part of any government. It can’t censor.

      Now, are some comments not approved for publication? Yes that happens. We also get behind, sometimes. Frankly, it’s not the most compelling thing to stay up on comments when a large percentage come from the same commenter, even if they use many identities.

  3. Mistake says:

    Wondering if new board membet Dan Withers will show up at the August 5th meeting. Any bets?

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