Updated: Jan 4, 2020
Kristie wants to continue to serve the City by being elected to Council
Kristie's experience in Monona primarily stems from being the CEO of the Monona East Side Business Alliance (MESBA) for the past five years in addition to serving on numerous committees and boards in a volunteer capacity. In her role, at MESBA, she was dedicated to promoting Monona on a regional stage to attract businesses to contribute to our tax base, and market our economic development opportunities.
"In addition to regularly 'selling' our community throughout the region as an excellent place to establish a business and raise a family, I organized numerous community activities to help the City be prepared for future trends. In 2018, I organized the Mass Shootings—What Can We Do? forum that welcomed a panel of 12 professionals in partnership with the Dane County Executive’s Office where lawmakers, school districts representatives, law enforcement officials, and business leaders held a thoughtful and constructive conversation on how we can ensure that people feel safe in public places. 200 people attended and the event it led to WVMO 98.7FM winning a 2nd place award from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association in 2019. The event was incredibly profound and is one of the events I am most proud of while at the Alliance.
A few other community events I'm incredibly proud of are the annual Earth Day Cleanup where about 60 business professionals come together to cleanup our streets and beaches throughout Monona and the East Side. And Tasting for a Cause which was a fundraiser for our local food pantry, St. Stephen's, as well as Goodman Community Center and The River Food Pantry. My goal while leading MESBA was to see that all 'boats in our community were elevated.' Lastly, organizing and bringing the Momentum Urban Arts Fest to Monona helped demonstrate how our City can be a leader in the arts and can host an event that will appeal to residents and visitors alike to grow our room tax revenue."
“I truly believe Monona can be an exemplary example of a small American city that is preparing for our changing times and embracing elements that will bring more vibrancy and culture to our main street.”
Kristie wants to serve the community because she loves Monona and sees some missed opportunities. Kristie states, "I truly believe Monona can be an exemplary example of a small city that is preparing for our changing times and embracing elements that will bring more vibrancy and culture to our main street."
Reach out and tell Kristie your concerns for our City
Kristie invites you to contact her through this website or by sending her an email if you'd like to express your concerns for our City. She'd like to hear what the City is doing right, what you think can be better, and how you can help devise solutions.