By Paul Schmitt
When Kelly Avenson became the newly elected councilmember for District 4 in Sturgeon Bay, history was made and the dirt piles on the west side of Sturgeon Bay may be gone. Avenson’s defeat of incumbent Rick Wiesner in Tuesday’s election means that there will be a majority of four women on the common council for the first time in Sturgeon Bay’s history. She says removing the dirt piles will be a priority when she takes office.
Avenson says she would like to bring the community back to city hall with public comments added to the council agenda and evening meetings to allow for more public input. As far as connecting with her constituents, Avenson plans on possibly holding a block party this summer and holding regular “coffee clutch” hours.