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BACKGROUND

I’ve been a Bayside resident for 27 years. Each and every day I find something new and
wonderful to appreciate about our community. Recently, I became concerned with a lack of
transparency and thoughtfulness when our Trustees decided to give $34.9 million of our tax
dollars to a wealthy individual. As a real estate professional, I know there is a better way to get
development done.
In 2018 I retired from a 40-year real estate career, during which I developed commercial office
buildings, and residential condominiums. I also ran an interior decorating firm. Looking back, I
am proud of the quality of these developments, which won several awards, including The
Wisconsin Society of Architects Merit Award, a Historic Preservation Award from Historic
Milwaukee, Inc. and a Historic Preservation Award from the City of Milwaukee. One of the
properties I rehabbed was featured in More Living Space, a publication of Creative Homeowner
Press.
I also leased and managed the muti-tenant office buildings I developed, so I know a lot about
commercial real estate.
I AM PRO-DEVELOPMENT, and I NEVER TOOK A DIME OF TAXPAYER MONEY. GOOD
PROJECTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO ATTRACT INVESTORS AND BANK LOANS. MINE DID, AND
EVERYONE MADE MONEY.
Some of my professional affiliations included the following:
Alternate Member since 2016 (more about this later) Village of Bayside Architectural Review
Board; Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Wisconsin; Volunteer docent, Historic Milwaukee
Tour of Homes, Open Doors; City of Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission, Member and
two-term Chair by mayoral appointment (1988-1995); Historic Third Ward Architectural Review
Board, Member by appointment by chairman of City of Milwaukee Historic Preservation
Commission (1992-1995); East Town Association, Member of Association and Milwaukee Street
Parking Committee (1991-2003); Wisconsin Heritages, Inc., Board Member (1978-1988); Brady
Street Development Corporation, Board Member (1983-1986); Historic Lower East Side
Neighborhood Organization, Founder and first president (1976-1981)
I have also served on numerous non-profit Boards of Directors, including the Women’s Fund of
the Milwaukee Foundation, of which I was a founding member, Milwaukee Chamber Theater,
100 Women to Save the Soldier’s Home, African American Children’s Theater, Great Lakes Film
Festival, Founder and Board Member, ArtReach Milwaukee.

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