Submitted as a letter to the editor, but censored by Peter Bodley, Editor of the Anoka County Union:
ABC Newspapers printed an article 2-29-08 "Union goes public with no confidence vote in ATC president", Anne Weyandt.
The faculty union at Anoka Technical College had called for a change in senior leadership 51-4.
The article described years of concern over hiring practices and unacceptable, classic bully behavior.
On 5-5-08 Anne Weyandt appeared at Anoka City Council Open Forum.
She demonstrated her new policy of staff participation and shared governance. One of the three staff who accompanied her was scheduled to speak for 10 minutes. With no explanation she bumped him and spoke for 20 minutes.
Weyandt demonstrated her new policy of Respect by cutting and chiding a vice president of the college for not being able to read her mind as he advanced slides.
Another disparaging dig drew gasps and a clearly audible reaction from the audience.
Weyandt demonstrated her new policy of Openness by not recognizing her newest hire Mayor Bjorn Skogquist.
Skogquist, of course, being the moderator on the council being solicited for endorsement and approvals.
The mayor of "the city that matters most" having recently been placed in a job apparently crafted just for him at ATC.
A new policy of Openness may have revealed and acknowledged this conflict-of-interest-political hire.
Looks like same old, same old for the long-suffering at ATC.
Submitted by Linea Kirchner
5th generation Anokan