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By greendalechamber, Jan 26 2017 11:09AM

The Greendale Chamber of Commerce will once again conduct annual Greendale Candidate Forums moderated by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County to educate voters on the upcoming local Greendale elections. Two separate candidate forums will be held this year, one for Village Board candidates, and one for School Board candidates. The date of the Spring Primary Election is Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The date of the Spring Election is April 4, 2017.


The School Board Candidate Forum will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Hose Tower Building (5699 Parking Street). The Forum will be for the Greendale School Board (3 candidates for 1 seat). Since there are 3 candidates running for 1 seat, there will be a primary election held for School Board on February 21, 2017. All of the candidates have been invited and are expected to participate.


The Village Board Candidate Forum has not been scheduled yet. The forum will be for the Greendale Village Board (3 candidates for 2 seats). A forum for Village Board candidates will be held in March. All of the candidates will be invited.


Village Board

Jeff Birmingham

Carl Genz

Donna M. Ouellette


School Board

Mary L. Grogan

Kathleen Wied-Vincent

Tina Zamjahn


The Candidate Forums are an open format to allow the candidates to answer questions posed by the audience and non-biased questions through a moderator. Each question will be directed to all candidates. All moderation, timing and sorting of questions will be done by the League of Women Voters to ensure impartiality to the proceeding.


The Chamber of Commerce will once again organize and host these events. The public is welcome to attend and the local media will also be invited. Residents can enjoy these events and have an opportunity to personally meet and discuss concerns with the candidates following the Forums.


The purpose of the Forums is to introduce and educate Chamber members and the citizens of Greendale to the issues facing their community. As an organization, the Greendale Chamber of Commerce will remain non-partisan and will not endorse any of the candidates.


Persons requiring additional information may contact Todd Michaels at (414) 423-2100 x3110.


By greendalechamber, Jan 16 2015 09:48PM

Each year, the Chamber of Commerce along with the League of Women Voters runs candidate forums for local elections. Since the School Board has six candidates running for two seats and a primary election is required, the Chamber has decided to have a candidate forum before the February 17th Spring Primary Election. This early early forum is scheduled for February 11th at 6:30pm and will take place in the Multipurpose Room of Greendale High School. This year's candidates are:


John Comiskey

Kim Kowalczyk

Joseph Crapitto

Jim Schmidt

Noelle Joers-Yanisch

Kathleen Wied-Vincent


All of the candidates have been invited and are expected to participate. The public is encouraged to attend and the local media will also be invited. Residents will have the opportunity to personally meet each candidate and discuss their concerns following the forum.


The purpose of the Forum is to introduce and educate Chamber members and the citizens of Greendale to the issues facing their community. As an organization, the GCC will remain non-partisan and will not endorse any of the candidates.


The Spring Primary Election is on Tuesday, February 17th. The four candidates recieving the most votes in the Spring Primary Election will advance to the Spring General Election on Tuesday, April 7th.


Persons requiring additional information may contact Todd Michaels, Village of Greendale Village Manager and Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at (414) 423-2100.