Wow, words cannot even come close to the excitement that filled the campaign celebration room Tuesday night. To be part of such an amazing community is something I never take for granted, and the heart I see in this community is truly something special.
First, I’d like to say thank you to every volunteer, supporter and mentor throughout this campaign. I couldn’t have made it here without your help, I am forever humbled by the output of support I’ve received throughout this endeavor. A special thank you to Charolette Baierl who
was there behind the scenes through rain, sleet and snow encouraging me when I needed it most. The heart she has to help foster a more inclusive community is contagious and inspiring.
I am honored to have been elected to represent and work for those living in District 4, but districts are merely lines on a map, and I realize I represent the entire community. I look forward to learning more about how city government works, finding ways we can improve and moving
this community forward in a positive, more inclusive way that welcomes all voices, moves out from behind closed doors and starts talking to the public once again.
I believe we all love this town and it is time to build bridges and move forward as a community, working hand-in-hand to create the best Sturgeon Bay for everyone now and for our future generations.
Now, Westside, let’s see if I can help move those dirt piles!
Kelly Avenson, Incoming Alderperson, District 4
Sturgeon Bay, Wis.