By Cynthia Germain
The current 4th District Alder of Algoma, Jan Dart, has decided not to return to the seat and a relative newcomer has offered his candidacy. Jake Maring moved to Algoma four years ago from California to be closer to family, although he grew up the Fox River area and considers the area is to be home. Since becoming an Algoma resident, Maring has been active with the planning commission and other committees with the encouragement of others in the public service community. As he considers the 4th District position, Maring believes that listening is one of the important skills in the function of a council member.
Maring is wanting to be engaged in the current and coming projects such as the new bridge on 2nd street, improvements to water access from south to north, the expansion of the marina for tourism, housing improvements and developments and other activities that will attract people and jobs. Maring believes that Algoma is a great place to live and raise a family, offering new opportunities to commuters to Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay as well as to those who want to prosper locally.