Miranda Cripe – New town council member
Long-time Middlebury resident Miranda Cripe was selected in a caucus on March 7 to replace outgoing town council member Jon Ottinger.
Cripe will take the town council post at the April 3 meeting.
Cripe has lived in Middlebury for 29 years with husband Rod Cripe. They have two children, son Benjamin, who is serving in the U.S. Army, and daughter Brooke, a sophomore at NHS. Cripe is the Human Resources manager for the Das Dutchman Essenhaus. She had also served as the Middlebury Twp. Clerk for two years.
“I have been wanting to get more involved with the community now that my kids are getting older,” Cripe said. She had been involved in a variety of school activities as her children went through the Middlebury schools.
“I am interested in the growth of the town, but want to maintain its small community feel,” she said. She would like to see more of the industry employees move to Middlebury and do more of their business here.