For the first time in the city’s history, women hold a majority of the seats on Sturgeon Bay’s City Council.
Kelly Avenson won her election Tuesday night, joining Kelly Catarozoli, Barbara Allman, and Laurel Hauser for a four-to-three majority.
This was Avenson’s second run for city council.
She says that the three women already on the council helped inspire her to run.
“It just feels like it’s kind of our time to rise to the occasion,” Avenson told Local Five, “and see what we can do, and see how the dynamics can change. It’s been a majority of men sitting in those seats for a long time and and it’s just really nice to see representation for women.”