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Sussex Village Trustee /Albacea de la villa de Sussex

Sussex Village BoardThe Sussex Village Board is the primary policy-making body in the village and consists of the village president and six at-large trustees, who serve staggered terms. The Village Board acts to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the general public, overseeing the management and control of village property, finances, and infrastructure. The Village Board appoints the Village Administrator and confirms appointees to various village committees and commissions. Voters elect village trustees to a three-year term in non-partisan elections.La junta de la aldea de SussexLa junta de la aldea de Sussex es el organismo principal de formulación de políticas en la aldea y está formada por el presidente de la aldea y seis fideicomisarios, que sirven a toda la aldea en términos escalonados. La junta actúa para preservar la salud, la seguridad y el bienestar del público en general, supervisando la administración y el control de la propiedad, las finanzas y la infraestructura de la aldea. Además nombra al administrador de la aldea y confirma la designación de las personas para sus varios comités y comisiones. Los votantes eligen a los fideicomisarios de las aldeas por un período de tres años en elecciones no partidistas.

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  • Michael Bartzen
    (NP)

  • Ben Jarvis
    (NP)

  • Stacy Riedel
    (NP)

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    Wendy Stallings
    (NP)

Biographical Information

What local issues motivated you to run for office and how would you address them?

How would you address issues of equity to ensure all residents have equal access to and enjoy the resources (affordable housing, safety and health, jobs) of your municipality?

Have you identified areas of the village for development and, if so, what types of development do you propose for those areas?

What revisions, if any, would you propose to your police department's policies concerning officer training, standard equipment, and use of force?

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Campaign Mailing Address N66W24173 Champeny Rd
Sussex, WI 53089
Campaign Phone (262) 212-2162
I love living in the village. I get to experience close-knit community with services and amenities in or in close proximity to the village. I originally sought appointment because I wanted to be part of what happens in the village and do what I could to represent my friends and neighbors. I've used my time on the board to expand programs and services, look after the health and safety of residents and staff and encourage growth that supports our character of a family-centric, inclusive community.
I am grateful Sussex doesn't have the level of divisiveness and inequality of other areas. I've found our village to be welcoming and incrementally growing in diversity. As part of our 2040 Comprehensive Plan we've followed a roadmap that commits to housing affordability that has variety in construction and design and appeals to a range of incomes. We continually make investments for our fire, police and health services. Sussex has strong relationships local businesses, large and small
Like other municipalities, the increased number of empty storefronts is concerning. The efforts of staff and others to find partners to establish or expand businesses to our area is commendable, but I definitely see a need to do more. Members of the board and residents single out the need for family-style dining and expanded shopping venues. I'd like to work on finding the right partners that fit Sussex and are willing to invest in the village.
As part of the Public Safety and Welfare committee I've had opportunities to talk with Captain Panas about policing, training and community interaction. First, Sussex has strong practices in fair and honest policing. Second, Sussex officers want to be in the community; they participate in nearly all community events. The department also introduced their own programs to foster communication and trust while increasing their visibility in the community; like Coffee with a Cop event.