Several quotes that sum up Bill:
- Joseph Trendl: “He tried to engage people. If there was a common thread, it was that he tried to use all of these outlets to better the community.”
- James Cappleman: "
- Bill himself, back in 1996, in a letter to the editor of The Reader: "How tiring it is for people in a community to constantly be told that they cannot organize themselves and cannot accomplish any good without "Big Brother" the expert coming in to save our bacon."