For months, HRDC’s senior transportation service, Galavan, has struggled to find a driver for the Three Forks area in preparation for Sue Michael’s retirement this fall.
In the past, Galavan has had trouble meeting demand in the area, and again, things were looking bleak for the seniors of Three Forks as concerns spread.
“We were prepared to not necessarily discontinue the service but pause it while we tried to find another solution,” said Sunshine Ross, the HRDC transportation department director. Galavan is an HRDC program.
That was until she received a call from Mayor Johnston.
“My thoughts were, ‘Oh no, he’s going to be concerned about why we aren’t providing service to his residents and how we’re going to solve this,” Ross remembered.
To her surprise, however, Johnston, who took over as mayor in January 2022, had another idea. He was going to be the full-time mayor and part-time driver of the Galavan.
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