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County Board

Board Members
La Crosse County Board Of Supervisors

April 2020 — April 2022   Full District Map



 

district 1


Andrea Richmond
2nd Vice Chair

Address: 1312 Cunningham St., La Crosse, WI 54603

Phone: 608-397-4665

Email

District: 1

Date Elected: April 2004

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 1 & 2): Black River Beach Neighborhood Center - 1433 Rose Street

Biography: Serve on La Crosse County Board and La Crosse Common Council representing District 1. Serve as Chair of La Crosse Regional Airport, Chair of Judiciary and Administration Committee, and Flood Plain Committee. Also member of Northside Business Association and La Crosse Logan Neighborhood Association.

Committees: Economic Development Fund Board, Executive Committee, Veteran's Aging and Long Term Care Committee

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district 2

Ralph Geary

Address: 1733 Loomis St., La Crosse, WI 54603

Phone: 608-781-0517h, 608-519-6175c

Email

District: 2

Date Elected: April 1976

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 3, 5, 31 & 34): Harry J Olson Senior Citizen Center – 1607 North Street

Biography: Graduate of UW-La Crosse. Graduate of UW-Madison - MBA. Chairman - Logan Northside Neighborhood Association. Board of Directors - Harry J. Olson Senior Center. American Legion Post 336 S.A.L. - 2nd Vice-Chair. Logan Booster Club.

Committees: La Crosse County Redistricting CommitteeMTU Board, Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Review Committee, Public Works and Infrastructure Committee

 

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district 3


Barb Janssen

Address: 762 22nd St. N., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-317-4311

Email

District: 3

Date Elected: April 2020

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 4, 6 & 32): Myrick Park Center - 789 Myrick Park Drive

Biography: Self-employed since moving to La Crosse in 1996. B.A in Business Management -University of Northern Iowa. M.S Counseling Psychology-Northwest Missouri State University. Engaged and big supporter of neighborhood associations, neighborhood revitalization, sustainability and historic preservation. La Crosse County Historical Society Board member. Appointed to the La Crosse Neighborhood Revitalization Commission in 2013. Also serving as City of La Crosse Council Member since 2017 including city committee member of Finance & Personnel, Community Development, Floodplain Advisory and Executive Committee.

Committees: Veteran's Aging and Long Term Care Committee, Winding Rivers Library System

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district 4

Maureen Freedland

Address: 2641 Schubert Pl., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-796-1076

Email

District: 4

Date Elected: September 2005

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 9, 12 & 30): English Lutheran Church – 1509 King Street

Biography: I serve on the County Board because I am committed to our democratic system of government and to building our community. Past President of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation and La Crosse County Jail Ministry. Volunteer attorney for indigent for many years. Member, Bluffside Neighborhood Association. Active in my religious community, I also enthusiastically support the arts, environmental concerns, neighborhood coalitions, and diversity initiatives. Married to Robert, three adult children and two granddaughters.

Committees: CouleeCap, Inc., Health and Human Services Board, Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, Solid Waste Policy Board

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district 5


Grant Mathu

Address: 1500 La Crosse St, Eagle Hall 502-BB, La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 920-621-4253

Email

District: 5

Date Elected: April 2020

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 8 & 11): UWL Recreational Eagle Center – 16th and Farwell Streets

Biography: I'm extremely excited to have the opportunity to represent the 5th district on the County Board. I currently attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a major in Public Administration. If you have any questions or need to reach me for any reason, feel free to contact me!

Committees: Veteran's Aging and Long Term Care Committee

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district 6

Roger Plesha
Chair, Veterans, Aging and Long Term Care

Address: 929 King St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-782-1150

Email

District: 6

Date Elected: April 1986

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 7 & 10): La Crosse Public Library – 800 Main St.

Biography: 

Committees: Legislative Committee, Transportation Coordinating Committee, Veteran's Aging and Long Term Care Committee

 

 

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district7


Gary Padesky

Address: 825 20th St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-782-5082

Email

District: 7

Date Elected: April 2020

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 19 & 21): Hogan Administration Center - 807 East Ave. So. (East Ave. & Mississippi St.)

Biography: Member Central Alumni Association, First Ev. Lutheran Congregation LAX, WI, Moose Club, S.A.L Member of American Legion. On City Council District #7 LAX, WI.

Committees:  Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, Solid Waste Policy Board

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district 8

Peggy Isola
Chair, Planning, Resources and Development

Address: 1220 S 14th St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-519-7365

Email

District: 8

Date Elected: April 2012

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 13, 15, 17 & 18): St. Paul's Lutheran Church - 420 West Ave S. (Division St. Entrance)

Biography: La Crosse native and graduate of UW-La Crosse. Member of the HTL Neighborhood Association. Three adult children and 2 grandchildren.

Committees: Executive Committee, Mississippi Valley Health Services Commission, Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Review Committee, Planning, Resources and Development Committee, Southwest Housing Region-Community Development Block Grant Committee

 

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district 9


Dawn Wacek

Address: 1206 7th St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 651-706-4601

Email

District: 9

Date Elected: April 2020

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 14 & 16): Southside Neighborhood Center - 1300 6th Street S.

Biography: I have been a librarian for 16 years. I serve on the Board of La Crosse Promise and am the Parent Rep for SOFA on the School District wide parent committee. I also serve as a member of the Sports Early Literacy Collaborative.

Committees:  Judiciary and Law Committee

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district 10

Kim Cable
1st Vice Chair

Address: 2002 Hyde Ave., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-519-2689

Email

District: 10

Date Elected: April 2014

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 20, 23 & 24): South Community Library - 1307 16th St. S. (16th St. & Park Ave.)

Biography: Kim grew up in a farming family in Sauk County, Wisconsin. She has lived in the La Crosse community since 1979. Kim currently works for CouleeCap, Inc. as the Housing and Community Services Department Director. Kim has spent her professional career providing services and advocating for persons with disabilities and for those who are homeless. Kim is interested in serving her community and making La Crosse County a great place to live and work.

Committees: Criminal Justice Management Council, Economic Development Fund Board, Executive Committee, Health and Human Services Board

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district 11


Patrick Scheller

Address: 2612 7th St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-769-8502

Email

District: 11

Date Elected: April 2014

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 22 & 27): Altra Federal Credit Union – 2715 Losey Bldv S.

Biography: Former financial executive, retired. Property owner/manager; married to Kirsten Netzer Scheller. Three grown children and one grandchild. Resident of La Crosse since 1974.

Committees:  Judiciary and Law Committee

 

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district 12

Randy Erickson
Chair, Public Works and Infrastructure

Address: 2052 30th St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-788-8736

Email

District: 12

Date Elected: November 2019

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 25 & 26): Spence Elementary School – 2150 Bennett St. (22nd & Bennett St.)

Biography: After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota, I moved to La Crosse with my wife, Katherine, in 1990 and began a 29-year career in journalism that included reporting on government bodies including town, village, county and school boards, and city councils. We have two grown daughters. I left the La Crosse Tribune in March 2019 and am now external communications coordinator at Viterbo University. I'm grateful to have the chance to continue to serve my neighbors in the 12th District on the county board.

Committees: Executive Committee, Health and Human Services Board, La Crosse County Redistricting CommitteePublic Works and Infrastructure Committee

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district 13


Tina Tryggestad
Chair, Health and Human Services

Address: 4414 El Camino Real Dr., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-790-2912

Email

District: 13

Date Elected: April 2016

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 28, 29 & 33): Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – 4141 Mormon Coulee Rd.

Biography: This is my third term on the County Board. I have served on Health and Human Services and Veteran's, Aging and Long Term Care, as well as serving chair of VALR last term, since becoming a supervisor. I serve on the LEO Board of Western Wisconsin Workforce Development and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in Child Protected Services cases.

Committees:  Criminal Justice Management Council, Executive Committee, Health & Human Services Board

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district 14

Margaret Larson
Chair, Judiciary and Law

Address: 1924 Nakomis Ave., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-780-7859

Email

District: 14

Date Elected: April 2016

Polling Location: Town of Campbell (Wards 2-6): Town Hall – 2219 Bainbridge St, La Crosse (French Island)

Biography: I'm honored to represent the 14th District (most of Campbell) because I believe that public service contributes to keeping our county a special place to work and to enjoy life. If you have questoins or suggestions, feel free to contact me.

Committees: Executive Committee, Criminal Justice Management Council, Judiciary and Law Committee, ChairLa Crosse County Redistricting Committee

 

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district15


Monica Kruse

Address: N5434 Circle Dr., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-783-6206

Email

District: 15

Date Elected: April 2009

Polling Location: City of Onalaska (Ward 1): Onalaska Omni Center – 255 Riders Club Road, Onalaska
City of Onalaska (Ward 5): National Guard Armory - 910 Oak Forest Drive, Onalaska
Town of Onalaska (Ward 8): N5589 Commerce Rd, Onalaska
Town of Campbell (Ward 1): Town Hall – 2219 Bainbridge Street, La Crosse (French Island)

Biography: I'm a retired educator and deeply appreciate this opportunity to continue my service to the public. I've lived in the Coulee Region for over 40 years and want to ensure that it stays a beautiful, vibrant place!

Committees:  Alliance 2 Heal, CouleeCap, Inc, Criminal Justice Management Council, Economic Development Fund, Executive Committee, Joint Commission on Emergency Medical ServicesLa Crosse County Redistricting Committee

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district 16

Dan Ferries

Address: 402 9th Ave N., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-780-7282

Email

District: 16

Date Elected: April 2010

Polling Location: Onalaska (Ward 4): Onalaska Omni Center - 255 Riders Club Road
Onalaska (Wards 6, 7): National Guard Armory - 910 Oak Forest Drive

Biography: Over the years I have served on several committees between county and city of Onalaska. They range from Jail Ministry, County Library Board, the Onalaska Public Library Board, County Nutrition Center, Assessment Reform, Veterans Aging and Long Term Care, Planning, Administrative and Judiciary, Board of Appeals, Board of Zoning Onalaska Enchantment Foundation Board. Co-founder of the Onalaska Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Commander of the S.A.L. of the American Legion Post 336 of Onalaska, member of the Onalaska Fire Department.

Committees: Commission on Aging, Jail Ministry, Library Board, Veterans, Aging and Long Term Care Committee

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district 17


Jack Pogreba

Address: 811 13th Ave So., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-797-6526

Email

District: 17

Date Elected: April 2020

Polling Location: City of Onalaska (Wards 8-10): National Guard Armory - 910 Oak Forest Drive

Biography: Jack grew up on a family dairy farm in Trempealeau County. He has lived in Onalaska for 35 years with his wife Susan and has raised four children. He has worked for Woodman's Food Market as the Equipment Manager 19 years until his retirement this year. He has served as a City Alderman for five years in District 3 in Onalaska serving on Board of Public Works, Finance, Personnel, and the Utilities plus several more committees. He has also served on a private school board for many years.

Committees:  Joint Commission on Emergency Medical Services

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district 18

Noelle Weber Strauss

Address: 639 Winter St., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-780-7130

Email

District: 18

Date Elected: July 2019

Polling Location: City of Onalaska (Wards 11, 12): National Guard Armory – 910 Oak Forest Drive, Onalaska
Town of Medary (Ward 1): Town Hall – N3393 Smith Valley Road, La Crosse
Town of Onalaska (Ward 4): N5589 Commerce Rd, Onalaska

Biography: Most of my time is spent with two little ones and my husband. We love playing outdoors, biking, hiking, golfing, skiing, and playing pickleball. Additionally I am a personal development and leadership coach with a virtual practice allowing me to work with a variety of people around the world. I love working with entrepreneurs, movers, shakers and makers!

Committees: Health and Human Services Board, Judiciary and Law Committee

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district 19


Rick Cornforth

Address: 933 Aspen Valley Dr., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-781-0210

Email

District: 19

Date Elected: April 2016

Polling Location: City of Onalaska (Wards 2, 3): Onalaska Omni Center – 255 Riders Club Road, Onalaska
Town of Onalaska (Ward 3): N5589 Commerce Rd, Onalaska

Biography: I serve on the County Board because I am committed to our democratic system of government and building a stronger community for future generations. Active in my church and community, I also enthusiastically support the arts, active and healthy living activities, environmental concerns, and diversity initiatives. 

As a lifelong resident of La Crosse County, I am committed to ideas that will help our county thrive. Throughout my life, I have called La Crosse, Onalaska and West Salem home. I graduated from La Crosse Logan High School, then received my Bachelor's in Science from Viterbo University. 

I have friends, family and colleagues throughout La Crosse County with a wide range of political, religious and social values. I prefer to represent all constituents of La Crosse County while keeping the residents living in my district as my top priority. I respect the ideals and opinions of others even when they differ from my own, and believe strongly that working through our differences leads to stronger solutions. What unites us all is our desire to live in a thriving community. 

Committees: Planning, Resources and Development Committee

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district 20

Steve Doyle

Address: N5525 Hauser Rd., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-783-1204

Email

District: 20

Date Elected: April 1986 

Polling Location: Town of Onalaska (Ward 2): N5589 Commerce Rd, Onalaska
Village of Holmen (Wards 6, 7, 8, 10): Village Hall – 421 South Main

Biography: State Representative - 94th District. Attorney - Doyle Law Office, S.C.

Committees: La Crosse County Redistricting CommitteePublic Safety Communications BoardPublic Works and Infrastructure Committee

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district 21


Vicki Burke

Address: W8349 Northshore Dr., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-792-5854

Email

District: 21

Date Elected: April 2000

Polling Location: Town of Onalaska (Wards 5, 6, 7): N5589 Commerce Rd, Onalaska
Village of Holmen (Wards 9, 11): Village Hall – 421 South Main, Holmen

Biography: In addition to my County Board assignments I am a member of Brice Prairie Conservation Association, La Crosse Logan Alumni Organization, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, and League of Women Voters.

Committees:  Economic Development Fund Board, Judiciary and Law Committee, Lake Onalaska Protection and Rehabilitation District, Local Emergency Planning Committee, Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission (MRRPC)

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district 22

Pam Viner

Address: 806 Case Court, Holmen, WI 54636

Phone: 608-399-9962

Email

District: 22

Date Elected: January 2021

Polling Location: Town of Holland (Ward 1): Town Hall – W7937 McHugh Rd, Holmen
Village of Holmen (Wards 2-5): Village Hall – 421 South Main

Biography: I have been a resident of District 22 since 2006 but La Crosse County is my home. I was born and raised in La Crosse, graduated from Central and from UW-L with a teaching degree. I also was awarded a Master's from BGSU in Bowling Green Ohio. I retired from the State of Wisconsin as a Section Chief in the Dept. of Admin. Bureau of Procurement. I have additional experience in economic development, management, manufacturing, and public relations/advertising. Although I have not previously held public office, I believe that we all need to serve to help meet the needs of our neighbors and our communities in a positive and productive manner. I look forward to serving the residents of District 22 and La Crosse County.

Committees: La Crosse County Redistricting CommitteePublic Works and Infrastructure Committee

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district 23


Matt Nikolay

Address: N7026 Oak St., Holmen, WI 54636

Phone: 608-780-0921

Email

District: 23

Date Elected: April 2014

Polling Location: Town of Holland (Wards 2-5): Town Hall – W7937 Mc Hugh Rd, Holmen
Village of Holmen (Ward 1): Village Hall – 421 South Main

Biography: Graduated from UW-Madison with a B.S. in Economics. Account Manager at Logistics Health Inc (LHI). Married to Stacey, 2 children Sam and Grace. Reside in Town of Holland.

Committees:  La Crosse Area Development Corp (LADCO), Public Works and Infrastructure Committee

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district 24

Kevin Hoyer

Address: N4931 Moos Rd., West Salem, WI 54669

Phone: 608-786-0058

Email

District: 24

Date Elected: April 2018

Polling Location: Town of Farmington (Wards 1, 2): Town Hall – N8309 Hwy 108, Mindoro
Town of Hamilton (Ward 1): Town Hall – N5105 N Leonard St., West Salem
Town of Holland (Ward 6): Town Hall – W7937 Mc Hugh Rd, Holmen
Town of Onalaska (Ward 1): N5589 Commerce Rd, Onalaska

Biography: My wife and I own and operate a grain farm just outside of West Salem. We both are members of Christ Lutheran Church. I am currently and recently involved in the La Crosse County Agricultural Society, State Farm Service Agency Committee, past President of Wisconsin Soybean Association, past governing committee member of American Soybean Association, past member of Field Rise Sustainability Group. I am also currently serving as a Supervisor on the Town of Hamilton Board.

Committees: La Crosse County Redistricting CommitteePlanning, Resources and Development Committee, Wildlife Abatement Damage Committee

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district 25


David Hundt

Address: 434 N Youlon St., West Salem, WI 54669

Phone:

Email

District: 25

Date Elected: April 2020

Polling Location: Town of Hamilton (Ward 3): Town Hall – N5105 N Leonard St,. West Salem
Village of West Salem (Wards 1, 2, 4, 5): Community Center 175 South Leonard

Biography: American Legion Post 52, Friends of Lake Neshonic, June Dairy Days

Committees:  Aging and Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County, Lake Neshonoc Protection and Rehabilitation District, Planning, Resources and Development Committee

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district 26

Dan Hesse

Address: 1407 Pearl St., Bangor, WI 54614

Phone: 608-797-4696

Email

District: 26

Date Elected: April 2014

Polling Location: Town of Bangor (Ward 1): Town Hall - N4400 State Rd 162, Bangor
Town of Burns (Ward 1): Town Hall – W1313 Jewett Rd, Bangor
Town of Hamilton (Ward 2): Town Hall – N5105 N Leonard St., West Salem
Village of Bangor (Wards 1, 2): Village Hall – 100 North 17th Ave
Village of Rockland (Ward 1): Municipal Building – 105 W Center Street

Biography: Married with two grown sons. Director of Maintenance at the Morrow Home in Sparta, active member of the Bangor Lions.

Committees: Administrative Center and Downtown Campus Construction Committee (ACDCC), Agricultural Society, Farmland Preservation Committee, La Crosse County Housing Authority, Planning, Resources and Development Committee

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district 27


Thomas Jacobs

Address: W3809 County Road M, Coon Valley, WI 54623

Phone: 608-797-9123

Email

District: 27

Date Elected: December 2018

Polling Location: Town of Barre (Ward 1): Town Hall – W3541 County Rd M, La Crosse
Town of Greenfield (Wards 1, 2): Town Hall – N1800 Town Hall Rd, La Crosse (St. Joseph's Ridge)
Town of Hamilton (Ward 5): Town Hall – N5105 N Leonard St, West Salem
Town of Washington (Ward 1): Town Hall – Newburgs Corner Hwy 33

Biography: My family and I have lived in the Town of Greenfield since 1981. I retired in 2011 from the La Crosse Police Department and currently serve as the Chair of the Town of Greenfield.

Committees:  Criminal Justice Management Council, Health and Human Services Board, LCHD Ethics Committee, Solid Waste Policy Board

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district 28

Karen Keil

Address: N3433 Smith Valley Rd., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-385-0280

Email

District: 28

Date Elected: April 2018

Polling Location: Town of Barre (Ward 2): Town Hall – W3541 CTH M, La Crosse
Town of Hamilton (Ward 4): Town Hall – N5105 N Leonard St., West Salem
Town of Medary (Ward 2): Town Hall – N3393 Smith Valley Rd, La Crosse
Town of Shelby (Ward 4): Town Hall – Annex – 2801 Ward Ave, La Crosse
Village of West Salem (Wards 3, 6): Community Center - 175 South Leonard, West Salem

Biography: As a life-long resident of La Crosse County, I am honored to serve the residents of District 28. I grew up on a farm in Medary and attended Logan High School. I graduated from UW-La Crosse with both a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Master of Education - Professional Development. Currently, I teach band at Onalaska Middle School and have been employed by the district for over 20 years.

Committees: Mississippi Valley Health Services, Planning, Resources and Development Committee

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district 29


Jamie O'Neill

Address: N1790 Birchview Rd., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-397-1269

Email

District: 29

Date Elected: April 2020

Polling Location: Town of Shelby (Wards 1, 2, 3, 5, 6): Town Hall – Annex – 2801 Ward Ave, La Crosse

Biography: Jamie believes strongly in the health and wellness of our community. She came to La Crosse in 2008 to pursue a masters in Community Health Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

As a part-time employee of GROW, Jamie helps connect children to healthy food and nature through school gardens and farm experiences. Jamie lives with her two children and husband in Shelby where they like to run, ski, bike and spend time outdoors.

Committees:  Health and Human Services Board

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