Autumn Ridge Golf Course
One Straight Drive, Valders, WI
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
PDM Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Speaker: Justin Nickels, Mayor of the City of Manitowoc
Topic: Chronicle of Justin Nickels
Like most of Manitowoc’s citizens, Mayor Nickels grew up in a working class family with an affinity for helping those around them. Mayor Nickels saw the venue of government and public discourse - with its capacity for neighbors and strangers to come together for the collective benefit of everyone - as the perfect place to continue acting on this affinity. This led Mayor Nickels to enter politics and government at a young age - working on campaigns and debating public policy since the age of nine.
In 2005, at the age of eighteen and still in high school, Mayor Nickels beat the odds and defied the critics when he was elected to serve on the Common Council, defeating a sixteen year incumbent to represent Manitowoc’s Second Aldermanic District. During Mayor Nickels’ time on the Council, he remained steadfast in his commitment to listen first and act second to ensure he was acting according to the will of those he represented - a commitment that he has brought with him to the Mayor’s office. Mayor Nickels served as the Council’s leading advocate for fiscal responsibility, with the mantra that, “We must prioritize our needs over our wants,” a mantra that he has also brought with him to the Mayor’s office.
Mayor Nickels served as City Council President from April 2007 through April 2008. He was re-elected to the Council in 2007 and 2009. On April 7, 2009, Justin Nickels was elected Manitowoc’s twenty-seventh Mayor - its youngest Mayor ever, succeeding Manitowoc’s longest serving mayor, Kevin Crawford and re-elected on April 2, 2013.
About the Presentation:
Justin will speak about his experience in local government, talk about the state of the city, as well as goals and plans for the future.
***Retiree and Student PDM costs - now reduced to $15! Retirees are considered 62+ and an APICS Shoreline member for at least 5 years. Students must be full-time (12 credits)