3/31/17 – Ward Eight Alderwoman Rebecca Glewen is challenging incumbent Tom Kennedy in the Beaver Dam mayoral race. Glewen is a Beaver Dam-native and attended college first at the University of Green Bay then at Bemidji State in Minnesota. She is a mother of three of and is involved with several local service organizations including the Rotary Club, the Healthy Community’s Healthy Lives group, and the Blue Zones project among others. Glewen explained why she is running when she joined us yesterday on WBEV’s Community Comment. She says that with her involvement in the community and leadership roles she has a passion for the people of Beaver Dam, adding that women in leadership are a good thing to portray and build upon. Glewen outlined several of the issues that are important to her including a lack of available housing in the community, cleaning up the southern entrance to the city, revitalization of the downtown and community growth. She says we also need to look at what are the community has to offer its residents and says quality of life issues would be a priority under her leadership. Glewen notes that the skills and abilities she developed in the private sector directly transfer to managing government; she cited her problem-solving abilities in addition to consulting with others, researching ideas, and taking in varying viewpoints. On community Comment this afternoon our guest is incumbent mayor Tom Kennedy, who will join us for the hour beginning at 12:35pm.
You can listen to our interview with Rebecca Glewen here: