Members of Sturgeon Bay's City Council Tuesday will learn more about the role the U.S. Coast Guard plays in Sturgeon Bay and Door County.
Karen Hintz of the UW Extension and the U.S. Coast Guard Families Committee will make the presentation, telling aldermen about the different Coast Guard detachments in the city, explaining the needs of service members and their families and demonstrating to Council members and residents the important role the Coast Guard plays in the community.
City Administrator Steve McNeil says one of his biggest challenges when he started as city administrator four years ago was to keep the Mobile Bay from moving to Escanaba, Michigan.
As part of that effort McNeil says a Coast Guard Committee was formed to try to foster the relationship between the city and the Coast Guard.
"We sat down and we've been doing lots and lots of things to try and become a good host," says McNeil. "What we just never did was say we want you," says McNeil.
McNeil says the ultimate goal would be to have Sturgeon Bay named a "Coast Guard City," a designation currently held by only 14 cities in the U.S.
Tuesday's City Council meeting is at 8 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.