5/7/17 – The recently-retired head of the city of Beaver Dam’s Community Activities and Services Department was recognized by the common council at their most recent meeting. Evonne Boettge’s last official day on the job was April 28, after 15 years as administrator. The common council last month approved the hiring of Jana Stephens to replace Boettge. Stephens was previously with the city for 12 years, serving as Parks and Rec Director before her departure in 2008 when she took a similar position in Sun Prairie. When Stephens left, it sparked city officials to reevaluate Parks and Rec and the Senior Center and both departments were later consolidated into what is now Community Activities and Services. Stephens begins her new duties on May 15.