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Residents, staff and city officials conveyed good wishes to Housing Director Sherry Necelis at her retirement party


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Nearly all 100 residents of Allen Terrace joined with guests from the City – including Northville Mayor Ken Roth, City Council Member Marilyn Price and City Manager Pat Sullivan – on Oct. 30 to say goodbye to Sherry Necelis, who is retiring as Housing director. Housing Commission President Roger Schultz, Vice President Al Deneau and members Nancy Catallo, Lou Ronayne and Jerry Mittman also were at the party.

Guests enjoyed cake and ice cream and hot beverages as they chatted with one another and with the guest of honor. Many said that Sherry was very helpful to residents and always had a smile on her face. She will continue to serve in the role part-time in November, until a new director comes on board.

Sherry has been the director of Allen Terrace for the past 10 years and has made her mark as a friendly, compassionate administrator who wanted to make residents’ lives better. She listened to their concerns and helped them resolve issues, whether it was a personal matter or required policies be set through the Resident Council or Housing Commission.

Sherry will likely spend the winter in Florida – who can blame her? – and is looking forward to relaxing with family and friends. She promised residents that she will be back for visits.

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