1 Year Anniversary!

1 Year Anniversary!

jankatjenMy 1 year Anniversary as a County Board Supervisor for Ozaukee County! I’m so happy to have the opportunity to serve my awesome community with a great group of leaders that continue to support me and my endeavors.

 

Braverman Appointed to County Board

Braverman Appointed to County Board

‘My boss told me to just go for it’

Braverman appointed to County Board

By Melanie Boyung

News Graphic Staff

PORT WASHINGTON — Janette Braverman was confirmed as the newest member of the Ozaukee County Board this week.

Braverman took the oath of office during the board’s meeting Wednesday, and will now represent District 24, which covers the southwest portion of Mequon. The seat was vacated shortly after the April election with the death of Irena Macek. Four people expressed interest in the vacant seat, though Macek had run uncontested in the last two elections.

Because the term is already underway, the seat is filled by appointment rather than election. Braverman and the other candidates applied for the position and interviewed with Ozaukee County Board Chairman Lee Schlenvogt.

“We had four really good candidates,” Schlenvogt said.

Braverman is a process leader with Rockwell Automation. In May, Braverman had actually pulled her name out of the running briefly and then resubmitted herself; she said she had some hesitation about whether she could attend County Board and committee obligations with her work schedule.

“My boss told me to just go for it,” Braverman said Wednesday.

During the election season, Braverman ran for a Mequon Common Council seat against former alderman John Wirth. It was Braverman’s first political bid, and though she did not win in Mequon, she will now have the chance to serve on the County Board.

LONELINESS VS. SOLITUDE

LONELINESS VS. SOLITUDE

Solitude = Inner Fulfillment vs. Loneliness = Inner Emptiness

As stated by Richard Foster, author of the Celebration of Discipline, our fear of being alone drives us to noise and crowds.  We keep up a constant stream of words even if they are inane.  A business executive sits dejected in her office, powerful, yet alone.  A college freshman yearns for his high school days when he was the center of attention: ‘Now, I’m a nobody.”   A single man or woman yearning for a relationship sometimes choose their mate because they’re lonely, not because they are in love.

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “It’s lonely at the top.”  But loneliness or clatter are not our only alternatives.  We can cultivate an inner solitude and silence that sets us free from loneliness and fear.  Loneliness is inner emptiness.  Solitude is inner fulfillment. (more…)

3 Core Things

3 Core Things

There are three core things that I try to focus on each day:  1) Exercise, 2) Staying Involved and 3) Effective Communication.  Do you have areas that you focus on each day?  If not, you should try it!  There may be one or two things that are important to you for ongoing self-improvement.  You don’t need to have three.  I chose three since they all just happened to be important to me.  I’d love to hear about your daily focus areas.

 

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