Mayor Hanna picked as new President of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities
Mayor Hanna will be bringing his regional approach to solutions to a new role as the next president of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Mayor Hanna was selected to lead the group at its annual conference in Appleton this week. Appleton is a member of the LWM and Mayor Hanna will serve as president of the organization through October 2018.
“I’m honored to be chosen as the next president of the League, to continue the great work the League has done for our cities and villages for years” Mayor Hanna said. “It is critical that our leadership in Madison is listening to the concerns of our municipalities and gives us the flexibility to find solutions to our problems rather than waiting for the state to solve them.”
The League serves Wisconsin’s cities and villages, providing advocacy, training and legal services. Almost all of Wisconsin’s cities and villages, including the City of Appleton, are members. The League’s 2017-18 legislative agenda includes is focused primarily on transportation aids and infrastructure, economic development and working to ensure that property taxes aren’t shifted to residential and small business owners.
Mayor Hanna has been the mayor of Appleton since 1996 and was most recently re-elected in 2016. In that time he’s decreased the city’s debt and led major revitalization efforts downtown and along Appleton’s riverfront. He also serves on the executive committee of Wisconsin’s Urban Alliance and is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Local Government Institute of Wisconsin, of which he is a founding member.
The League advocates for Wisconsin’s cities and villages, provides legal services to members, as well as training and networking opportunities.
Appleton Communications Coordinator Chad Doran can be reached at (920) 832-5814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.