By Tim Kowols
Having a junior council member may be just the beginning for Kewaunee when it comes to getting more youth involved in city government. High school senior Remington Schleis is the latest junior member of the Kewaunee City Council, a program that started approximately six years ago. Schleis’ role includes giving an update of the activities going on at the Kewaunee School District. Going one step further, Mayor Sandi Christman says she has proposed creating a paid educational cooperative position for a student to work in the office at Kewaunee City Hall.
Christman hopes the new student position could be included in the upcoming city budget but kept open the possibility of going back to the drawing board if it has to be unpaid.