March 5, 2018 – West Bend, WI – There’s a new District 2 alderman in West Bend. During Monday night’s meeting the Common Council reviewed two applications to fill the seat left vacant following the resignation of former alderman Steve Hutchins.
Two applicants submitted resumes by the Feb. 26 deadline including Mike Christian and Sonja Hanrahan.
The pair made brief 3-minute presentations before the council and then Dist. 7 alderman Adam Williquette made the motion to select Christian.
“What I really like about Mike is that he’s been involved in the community with various boards and organizations and then he ran for city council,” said Williquette. “He’s going to be a good fit and he’s been following from the sidelines.”
Christian was then sworn into office by city clerk Stephanie Justman.
“I feel like a lot of what I have done over the past years has led me to this point,” said Christian. “This is the next natural step for me and my dedication to the city of West Bend.”
News Release City of West Bend, Wisconsin
Acceptance of Applications for Aldermanic Vacancy – 2nd District
2nd District Alderman Steve Hutchins resigned on January 30, 2018, effective immediately. The West Bend Common Council has decided to accept applications from interested individuals who reside in the 2nd District. The Council will review applications and interview applicants to fill the 2nd District vacancy at the March 5, 2018 Common Council meeting. The successful appointee will represent the 2nd District for the remainder of the term which expires on April 2019. To be eligible to serve, an individual at the time of the appointment must be a citizen of the United States and of the State of Wisconsin, an elector of the City and reside in the 2nd District. Official maps of the 2nd District are available at the West Bend Clerk’s office and on the City of West Bend website: https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2023/Dist2_8X11.pdf
Those interested in being considered for this aldermanic appointment representing the 2nd District should forward to the Mayor, Kraig K. Sadownikow or the City Clerk, Stephanie Justmann, a letter as to their interest in serving and a brief summary of what they feel they will bring to the position, along with a statement of qualifications or a resume. Letters of Interest and Resumes should be submitted to the Mayor or Clerk by February 26, 2018, for inclusion in the agenda packets for the March 5, 2018 meeting.