Star Prairie appoints municipal judgeAshley Hinrichs was appointed as the Village of Star Prairie municipal judge after Todd Naylor, the newly elected judge, resigned.
Ashley Hinrichs was appointed as the Village of Star Prairie municipal judge after Todd Naylor, the newly elected judge, resigned.
Hinrichs, 24, grew up in Star Prairie and is very excited about becoming involved in the community, she said.
“I love working with the community. My dad (Greg Gibson) is village president and I’ve always been interested in the area of law,” she said.
Hinrichs holds a degree from Chippewa Valley Technical College and worked in Eau Claire as a paralegal for three years before returning to Star Prairie with her husband, Nathan. She’s currently working as a supervisor at Dairy Queen and searching for a paralegal job in the area.
The Village of Star Prairie was forced to appoint a new municipal judge after an attempt to abolish the court failed. Naylor, who won the election in April, resigned as judge in June because of time constraints.
Unlike other municipalities, Star Prairie does not require its judge to hold a law degree, Hinrichs said.