The program for the funeral service of former Mayor Albert T. McWilliams contained several acknowledgements from various officials. It did not go unnoticed that the memorial message from Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs was an unsigned draft proclamation. However this came about, surely the mayor's office knew it was unsuitable or worse.
Many months have now elapsed since the mayor took office and people are still waiting to see the level of competence owed to the public. In this case, it marred what was otherwise a sincere outpouring of love and sympathy for a man and a family that has given much to Plainfield.