Bonikowske, Zempel named to council
Clintonville Common Council has two new members
By Bert Lehman
Stephanie Bonikowske and Kody Zempel have been named to the Clintonville Common Council to represent District 1 and District 3, respectively.
Both Bonikowske and Zempel had applied to fill vacant seats on the council.
The council approved those applications at its May 10 meeting.
Zempel was the only citizen to apply for the opening in District 3.
Bonikowske was one of two applicants for the opening in District 1. John Barr also applied for the opening in District 1, but withdrew from consideration the day of the meeting.
Barr attended the council meeting and told the council that earlier in the day, he accepted a part-time job at Aster to be an on-demand employee to take senior citizens to and from their medical appointments. He said based on his medical experience he was compelled to accept the position.
“I do think it would be impossible or unfair to say I could commit to meetings and schedules when I have no idea what I will be faced with over there,” Barr said.
Mayor Steve Kettenhoven thanked Barr for applying to fill a city council position, and told him there are committees that citizens can serve on that he may be interested in.
According to her application, Bonikowske has lived in the city of Clintonville for 15 years. She is an operations manager for Outagamie Co-op Services Inc.
“I feel that it’s time to serve my city to help create a better experience for those who live, work and visit here,” Bonikowske said on her application.
According to his application, Zempel has lived in Clintonville for 36 years. He works at FWD Seagrave in Clintonville.
“I am interested in encouraging an environment within city government that is inclusive and results focused for everyone in our city,” Zempel said on his application.