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River Hills - The death of River Hills Village President Robert Brunner in September has caused a reorganization of the village board.

The board in October appointed Trustee Steve Anderson to replace Brunner as the village president. Anderson has the most experience on the board, serving for the past 14 years.

Four residents applied to fill Anderson's trustee seat, and on Nov. 16, the village board chose Chris Noyes. Noyes will complete the remainder of Anderson's term. Anderson was re-elected in April for a three-year term.

Noyes is a third-generation River Hills resident. His grandparents moved to 1030 West Bradley Road in the late 1920s and his father was born and raised in River Hills. Chris Noyes moved to the village in 2014.

Noyes is a partner at Godfrey & Kahn, where he has worked for 32 years in the corporate practice group primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and finance. Noyes also serves as a director of several private companies and provides legal and strategic advice to their management and boards of directors. Noyes joined the firm in 1984 after graduating with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School.  He graduated from Williams College, cum laude, in 1979.

Noyes formerly served as the president of Fox Point Lutheran Church and continues to serve on its executive committee and church council.  He serves on the board of directors of Rock the Green and as a member of the board of trustees of The Nature Conservancy – Wisconsin.  Chris recently received the first annual Green Tie Award from WLCV for his leadership on conservation issues in Wisconsin.  He has been involved with a number of other charitable organizations over the years, including Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee.

Chris and his wife Anne have two daughters, Allyson, 25, and Elena, 23, and a 12‑year-old Golden Retriever named Curry.  They live on the Milwaukee River off of Green Bay Road.

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