The City of Linn Creek is now under new administration. Virginia "Ginny" Muller was sworn into the office of mayor during Tuesday night's Board of Alderman meeting. Muller was elected as an alderwoman in April 2013 and when Mayor Jack Thornhill's health started to deteriorate, he knew exactly who he would appoint to replace himself.
"I'm so excited. I'm like a kid in a candy store," Muller said. "I love these people and I love this town."
Muller was born and raised in the St. Louis area, but visited the lake often and ended up owning three homes at the lake before relocating to Linn Creek as a full time resident two years ago. Her grandfather, Virgil Wall, actually helped build the Bagnell Dam.
She spent about 30 years living and working in the state of California. She worked in the real estate and property management business. Muller is a twin and has three children of her own —46-year-old twins Susie and Sherrie, and 47-year-old Michael. All of her family relocated to the lake when she did. Her 92-year-old mother also lives with her.
Muller currently works in real estate with John Farrell Real Estate firm. She also still manages one property in California.
Hopes for Linn Creek
Muller said she always wanted to get involved in politics and when she moved to Linn Creek, that passion became a reality. She remembers meeting Mayor Thornhill when she first moved to town and said that he encouraged her to run for alderwoman and possibly mayor.
Ever since that first meeting, she dreamed of being the mayor of Linn Creek. Now, that dream is her reality.
Muller has many high hopes for the small town including bringing more economy to Linn Creek, have more businesses annexed into the town, clean up the town, enforce litter ordinances, grow the city's revenue and keep the small town feeling alive and well.
"I just want to see people come back to Linn Creek," she said. "I see Linn Creek as being a gateway of sorts."
Muller plans to facilitate street dances, movies in the park and the second annual Old Time Christmas this coming year.
She encourages residents to come in and meet with her. She wants them to know that she views the mayor's position as one that works for the residents. If a resident has a problem, she wants them to be comfortable to come straight to her.