By Cynthia Germain
After eight terms as the 4th District Alderman of Kewaunee, Don Kickbusch will not be returning next year, looking to enjoy an active life in full retirement. Kickbusch decided to get into politics following 35 years in public works, 27 of which were as Superintendent of Streets of Kewaunee. Kickbusch says that he loved his Superintendent job and was proud of the contributions that he and his team made during his tenure. His desire to continue to work on important projects of the community, such as a new sewage disposal plant and most recently a new seawall, has kept him in the alderman seat for the last sixteen years. For those considering the position, Kickbusch offers some thoughts on the responsibilities of an alderman.
Kickbusch further added that support is bettered gained by political leaders who are transparent, letting the people know how and why money is spent. He now looks forward to the morning coffee club and other social times discussing current politics, and he intends to stay active in community concerns. Kickbusch says “you can’t be a couch potato” and attributes his longevity to his community service as well as daily activities of walking, swimming and hobby interests.