By Terry Kovarik
The future of Sturgeon Bay’s waterfront is now in the hands of the 10-member Ad Hoc Westside Waterfront Steering Committee. It replaces the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority. Committee members have experience in business, industry, and non-profit interests. Its mission will be to look at all possible commercial and public uses for the waterfront and make recommendations to the Common Council. Committee member Laurel Hauser says the group plans to consider waterfront development in other communities.
In addition to Laurel Hauser, ad hoc committee members include:
Ryan Hoernke, with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
Caitlin Oleson with the Climate Collaborative
Sara Powers, an architect
Mike Gilson. a retired banker
Stephanie Trenchard, a professional artist
Erich Pfeifer, president, and CEO of Marine Travelift Inc., Shuttelift and Exactech Inc.
David Schanock, vice president and CFO of Roen Salvage Company
Jim Schuessler, executive director of the Door County Economic Development Corporation
Mark Schuster, owner of Bay Shore Outfitters
The first meeting of the ad hoc committee is set for October 4th at Sturgeon Bay City Hall on Michigan Street.