I made it awkward
I asked a lot of questions
Found a way to get stuff done in spite of the awkwardness
Today I am me
That’s as true as can be
There is no one alive
That is Me’er than me
I was born
Someday I’ll die
In between, there’ll be a lot of work and an equal amount of laughter and the hope I leave this world a better place ‘cause I tried very hard to always do right.
There’s a road to normal and a winding path to peculiar, guess which one will lead you to me.
All kidding aside, I’ve lived in, worked in, volunteered in and loved Glenns Ferry for 25 years. The council position is a service position and I want nothing more than to see Glenns Ferry reach its full potential. I was humbled to be voted in and do not take that trust in me lightly.
Councilman Ken Thompson was part of the 1961 graduating class of Glenns Ferry High School. He spent the first 6 years of his schooling going to school in Bliss. The family moved to Glenns Ferry in 1955 when his mother started teaching in the local elementary school.
After high school, he attended the U of I for 2 years and then went to California to attend college at Chobe College in Hayward, California. He met his wife and spent the next 20 years living there and in B.C. Canada, moving back to Glenns Ferry in 1977. He went to work for the City of Glenns Ferry in 1980 where he worked until retirement in 1994.
Ken served the community as a fireman for 10 years and also served on the school board for 9 years (3 of them as chairman of the board). During his time on the school board the middle school was built as well as the sports complex and the bus-administration building. School also saw the beginning of computers in the classrooms and installation of fiber optics in the school building, which enabled the school to have the internet in each classroom.
Now he enjoys spending time in his garden and yard. He also enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
Councilman Billy Galloska grew up in central New Mexico, spent fifteen years in southern Arizona, and then finally made it to Glenns Ferry in 2015 when he was called to Pastor First Baptist Church of Glenns Ferry. He holds multiple degrees in ministry and divinity and is working on a Doctorate of Ministry dissertation now. Since he was sixteen, Billy has been a public servant. As a volunteer fireman and EMT he served his communities for ten years before going into Federal Law Enforcement.
Billy is married to December Galloska and they have 8 children together, both natural and adopted as well as six beautiful grandchildren. They have found a forever home here in town and plan to make a permanent stake in what they came to call their “Hallmark Hideaway” the first time they visited.
In Glenns Ferry Billy likes to be involved in community events, the fair, the community theater, is President of the local shooting club, has worked at the school as a Substitute at times and recently began driving the school bus. He continues to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Board/ Finance Committee as well as their Disaster Relief team for fire, flood, storm and other disasters and as a team chaplain in those incidents. Serving Glenns Ferry as a Council Member is one more way that Billy would like to give back to the community that he has grown to love and respect.