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Four applications received to fill District 8 aldermanic seat in West Bend, WI

June 3, 2022 – West Bend, WI – As of Friday afternoon, June 3, 2022 four people had expressed interest to fill the opening for District 8 alderman in West Bend.

The seat is open following the May 16, 2022 resignation of alderwoman Meghann Kennedy.

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Applicants are listed below in alphabetical order:

Dustin Collett – Grew up in District 8, local business owner, and familiar with the landfill issue.

Geena Eckert – lives in District 8

Clifford Van Beek – lived in District 8 since 2006. Retired supervisor Milwaukee County Zoo.  Retired president AFSCME local 1656, District council 48. Current crossing guard in West Bend. Interviewed for open seat in 2020. Ran for Dist. 8 in April 2021 and lost.

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Aaron Zingsheim – a fifth grade teacher at Silverbrook School in West Bend. He lived in Milwaukee nine years and then moved to West Bend in 2014. Interviewed for open seat in 2020.

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This is a working story and more information will be posted when details become available. 

The City posted the position seeking interested individuals who reside in District 8 to fill the vacancy.

The Council will review required materials and interview candidates at the meeting June 6, 2022. The successful appointee will represent District 8 for the remainder of the term, expiring in April 2023.

To be eligible to serve, an individual at the time of the appointment must be:

  • A citizen of the United Sates and the state of Wisconsin;
  • An elector of the city of West Bend; and
  • A resident of District 8.

Official maps of the districts are available at the City of West Bend Clerk’s Office and CLICK HERE for the District 8 map online.

Those interested in being considered for the District 8 aldermanic appointment are required to submit the following materials:

  • Letter of interest with brief summary of what they feel they bring to the position
  • Resume or statement of qualifications

Required materials are due to the City Clerk by June 3, 2022 at 1 p.m. delivered, mailed, or emailed to:

City of West Bend
Attn: City Clerk Stephanie Justmann
1115 S. Main Street
West Bend, Wisconsin 53095
[email protected]

Candidates will be reviewed at the Common Council meeting on June 6, 2022.

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