Susan Ward, who is retiring as president after 18 years on the Milford Central school board, receives an engraved clock from Superintendent of Schools Mark Place at this evening’s commencement exercises for 43 members of the Class of 2019. As is traditional at MCS, graduate Garrett Mertz, inset, present his mother with a bouquet of flowers after receiving his diplomas. So begins a weekend of graduations around Otsego County, including Oneonta at 10:45 Saturday and Cooperstown Central at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
MILFORD – A Milford family dynasty is born, in both politics and business.
In the political sphere, Susan Ward is retiring 18 years on the Milford Central school board, the past eight as the board’s president.
Tuesday, May 21, her son Will, 22, won the seat in a five-way race three days after he graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in political science, becoming the youngest person in the county elected to a school board.
At the same time, Susan was passing her political torch to Will, the two were starting a new family business, the Sanctuary Farm Brewing Company, LLC.