Re: City and School government:
On January 12, the New Berlin Common Council unanimously approved Mayor Jack Chiovatero’s appointment of Ralph Chipman as Director of Finance. Mr. Chipman had been New Berlin’s Accounting Manager for many years. The City’s previous Finance Director was Mike Holzinger.
On January 26, the New Berlin Common Council unanimously approved Mayor Chiovatero’s appointment of Kari Morgan as City Clerk, with an effective date of Feb. 16, 2010. Ms. Morgan is Town of Raymond (Racine County) City Clerk. Marilyn Gauger was New Berlin’s City Clerk for about 7 years. Christine Stefanich is New Berlin’s Deputy City Clerk.
This year’s application period for Open Enrollment is February 1 through Feb 19. At the January 11 New Berlin School Board meeting, an attorney gave a presentation about statutory requirements pertaining to Open Enrollment. On Jan. 25, the New Berlin BOE voted to declare the district’s Open Enrollment seats for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year as NONE. Click on the podcasts of the Jan. 11 and Jan. 25 meetings for more information/ hear the discussion.
The City of New Berlin Web site (Department of City Clerk ) conveys:
On February 16, the City of New Berlin will have a Primary Election for the office of Alderman in District 5. The candidates are Jake Krueger, Joe Poshepny and Deena Liska.
There is also a Primary for the Elmbrook Board of Education Seat. The candidates are Robert Ziegler, Kathryn Wilson, Sandra Schultz, Beth Horneffer, Warren Groff and Genevieve Schmidt. Contact the Elmbrook School District for information on those candidates.
(The City of New Berlin has 4 school districts: New Berlin, Elmbrook, West Allis and Muskego)
By the way, the Elmbrook School District Web site has information regarding their school board election, including candidate profiles, and a candidate forum set for Feb 2. It’s really quite impressive.
The Web site also reports that Elmbrook Schools recently received the Wisconsin Forward Award and states: “This outstanding honor demonstrates our district-wide commitment to continuous improvement and recognizes the outstanding work and performance of the entire Elmbrook Schools Community.”
Wisconsin Forward Award’s Web site declares: “ Wisconsin Forward Award, Inc. (WFA) partners with Wisconsin organizations to solve the issues of competitive performance, operational excellence, and sustainability, leading to improved economic performance, creating jobs, and improving the quality of life in Wisconsin. “