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Located along the Mississippi River, Prairie du Chien is a great place to visit, work and live. With a wide selection of natural beauty, a history dating back many centuries, events all year around, and a variety of business, shops and attractions, we invite you to visit and stay in our corner of the Upper Midwest.

COMMON COUNCIL LINKS

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1ST DISTRICT
Ken Fleshner, Jr.
Jaaren Riebe

2ND DISTRICT
Linda Munson
Mike "Stubby" Jones

3RD DISTRICT
Kathleen Hein
Kyle Kozelka

4TH DISTRICT
Sharon Boylen
Karen Solomon

5TH DISTRICT
Frank Pintz, Jr.
Jean Titlbach

6TH DISTRICT
Mark Thein
Judeen Ames

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COMMON COUNCIL AND MAYOR

The Common Council of the City of Prairie du Chien has the management and control of the city property, finances, highways, navigable waters, and the public service, and has power to act for the government and good order of the city, for its commercial benefit, and for the health, safety, and welfare of the public, and may carry out its powers by license, regulation, suppression, borrowing of money, tax levy, appropriation, fine, imprisonment, confiscation, and other necessary or convenient means.

City of Prairie du Chien Aldermanic District Map

Council Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

The Common Council normally meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month. If the regularly-scheduled meeting of the Council falls on an election day, the meeting must be moved to the following week, according to City Ordinance.  The Council meetings begin at 7:00 PM and are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The meetings are also televised on Channel 6. Please feel free to read the interesting article published by the League of Municipalities on the "Basics" for being an effective council member.


Mayor Dave Hemmer
Term: April 2010 Ė April 2012
Years of Service: 10 years on the Council
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Committees/Commissions:
Public Works; Plan Commission; Finance & Claims; Personnel, License & Insurance; Railroad Advisory
Lived in Prairie du Chien: since 1956
Birthplace: Prairie du Chien
Family:
Wife Lori; 5 children
Occupation:
Truck Driver
Education:
Prairie du Chien High School
Affiliations:
Member - St. Johnís Parish; Menís Club
Offices Held:
Council President

THE PRAIRIE DU CHIEN COMMON COUNCIL

FIRST ALDERMANIC DISTRICT

Ken Fleshner, Jr.
Term expires: April 2013
Residence: 1502 South 1st Street
Phone: 326-4751 (Home), 326-3902 (Cell)
Email: terrafleshner@yahoo.com

 

Jaaren Riebe
Term expires: April 2012

Residence:
1705 South Wacouta Avenue
Phone: 326-6734 (Home)

Email:
jriebe@centurytel.net

Years of Service: 1 (First elected in April 2011)
Committees/Commissions:
Protection and Health
Lived in Prairie du Chien:
since 1986
Birthplace: Fridley, MN
Family:
Wife -Terra; Son - Brendan, Daughters - Dayton and Jaden
Occupation: Correctional Officer 3, Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution
Education:
Prairie du Chien High School (Class of 1994)
Other Elected Offices Held: Executive Board - AFSCME Local 903
Hobbies: Family time, drag racing

Years of Service:  4 (First elected in 2007)
Committees/Commissions:
Finance; Personnel, License and Insurance
Lived in Prairie du Chien: since 1970
Birthplace:
Watertown, WI
Family:
Wife - Lareena; 4 children - Anne, Jaalen, Alissa, Allison
Occupation:
Group Sales Leader
Education:
Prairie du Chien High School; UW- Whitewater
Affiliations:
PdC Youth Basketball; Member - Prairie du Chien Eagles Club
Other Elected Offices Held:
Park Board; Plan Commission
Hobbies:
Youth sports, fishing, hunting
SECOND ALDERMANIC DISTRICT
Linda Munson
Term expires: April 2013

Residence: 810 South Wacouta Avenue
Phone:
326-2939 (Home)
Email:
kansas@centurytel.net

Mike "Stubby" Jones
Term expires: April 2012

Residence: 1108 South 5th Street
Phone:
326-5106 (Home), 608-412-3881 (Cell)
Email: None

 

Years of Service: 4 (First elected in 2007)
Committees/Commissions:
Personnel, License and Insurance (Chairperson); Finance
Lived in Prairie du Chien:
since 1990
Birthplace: Dodge City, KS
Family:
Husband Tom; 2 daughters - Gretchen & Heidi
Occupation:
Retired
Education: BS - Business Administration
Affiliations:
Prairie du Chien Historical Society; First Congregational Church; River and Bluffs Animal Shelter; Friends of Villa Louis; Trustee - First Congregational Church
Other Offices Held:
Public Library Board; Industrial Development Corporation; Renewable Energy Study; Negotiating Committee
Hobbies:
Running, pets, reading, baking & grandchildren
Years of Service: 1 (First elected in 2011)
Committees/Commissions:
Public Works
Lived in Prairie du Chien: since 1959
Birthplace: Madison, WI
Family:
Married with three sons
Occupation:
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Education:

Affiliations:

Other Offices Held:
Hobbies:
Woodworking, hunting, fishing, running, racquetball
THIRD ALDERMANIC DISTRICT
Kathleen Hein
Term expires:  April 2013
Residence:  311 S. Wacouta Avenue
Phone:  412-0756 (Cell)
Email:
kdhein@mchsi.com
  Kyle Kozelka
Term expires: April 2012
Years of Service: 6 (First elected in 2005)
Committees/Commissions:
Finance (Chairperson); Personnel, License and Insurance
Lived in Prairie du Chien:
Family:
Husband Dale; 2 daughters
Occupation:
Coordinates county-wide Farm-2-School Program, teaches math
Education:
BS - Chemical Engineering, UW-Madison
Affiliations:
PDRI Board of Directors & Design Committee Chairperson; Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Other
Offices Held:
Hobbies: Running, camping, canoeing, skiing, cooking, yoga
 
FOURTH ALDERMANIC DISTRICT
Sharon Boylen
Term expires: April 2013

Residence: 2
17 North Michigan Street
Phone:
326-8617 (Home)
Email: None
Karen Solomon
Term expires: April 2012

Residence: 515 North Michigan St.
Phone:
306-6003 (Cell)
Email: ksolomon@centurytel.net
Years of Service: 8 (Elected since 2007, previously on City Council, 1990-1994)
Committees/Commissions:
Protection & Health
Birthplace: Prairie du Chien
Family:
Husband Larry; 4 children
Occupation:
Teacher's Aide
Education: High School
Affiliations:
Church Lector
Offices Held:
None
Hobbies:
Walking my dogs, bowling, traveling
Years of Service: 3 (First elected in 2008)
Committees/Commissions:
Public Works; Personnel, License and Insurance
Birthplace:
Prairie du Chien
Family: Son - Peter; Parents - Walt & Eileen Hermsen, Sister - Katie Hermsen
Occupation:
Program Assistant Confidential - Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution
Education:
Prairie du Chien High School;  BS - Criminal Justice, UW-Platteville
Affiliations:
Wisconsin Corrections Association
Offices Held:
Hobbies:
Reading, bike riding, my dogs
FIFTH ALDERMANIC DISTRICT
 Frank  Pintz, Jr.
Term expires: April 2013

Residence:
156 Mondell Court
Phone:
326-9050 (Home), 608-412-1496 (Cell)
Email: fpintzjr@yahoo.com
Jean Titlbach
Term expires: April 2012

Residence:
126 Mondell Court
Phone: 326-8592 (Home)
Email: titlbachjk@yahoo.com
Years of Service: 20 (First elected in 1991)
Committees/Commissions:
Finance; Public Works
Lived in Prairie du Chien:
23 years
Birthplace:
Prairie du Chien
Family:
 Wife Phyllis; Daughters - Corissa, Ashley; Son - Ben; Grandchildren - Allison, Mason and Addelyn
Occupation:
Union carpenter
Education:
Seneca High School; Attended UW La Crosse
Affiliations:
Prairie du Chien Volunteer Fire Department
Other Offices Held:
Council President; Public Works Chairperson; Protection & Health Chairperson
Hobbies:
Hunting, fishing, golfing
Years of Service: 3 (First elected in 2008)
Committees/Commissions:
Protection & Health (Chairperson); Public Works
Lived in Prairie du Chien: 35 years
Birthplace:
Gackle, ND
Family:
 Two daughers, two grandchildren
Occupation: Systems Analyst - 3M
Education:
BS - Industrial Engineering; BS - Psychology
Affiliations:
Faith Evangelical Free Church
Other Offices Held:
Hobbies:
Walking, gardening, making felt
SIXTH ALDERMANIC DISTRICT
Mark Thein
Term expires: April 2013

Residence: 613 South Fremont Street
Phone: 326-5400 (Home)
Email: mark.thein@yahoo.com
Judeen Ames
Term expires: April 2012

Residence: 1211 East Webster Street
Phone: 326-1515 (Home)

Email: djames73@centurytel.net
Years of Service: None (First elected in 2011)
Committees/Commissions:
Protection & Health
Lived in Prairie du Chien:
since 2007
Birthplace: Elkader, IA
Family:
 Wife - Deanna; Sons - Kevin and Ryan
Occupation:
Correctional Officer - Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution (since 1997)
Education: 
Graduate - Wartburg College
Affiliations:
American Correctional Association
Other Offices Held: Vice President - AFSCME Local 903
Hobbies:
Sports, outdoor activities, home remodeling projects
Years of Service: 3 (Appointed by the Council in September 2008 to replace Mike Brouse, who had resigned)
Committees/Commissions:
Protection and Health' Personnel, License and Insurance
Lived in Prairie du Chien:
Returned in 2004
Birthplace: Prairie du Chien
Family:
 Husband - David; Daughter - Jennifer; Son - Scott
Occupation:
Retired teacher; Edward Jones Branch Office Assistant (Part-time)
Education:
BS - UW-La Crosse; Masters' Degree and additional credits - UW-Whitewater
Affiliations: St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Women's Civic Club, Evergreen Cemetery Board
Other Offices Held:

Hobbies:
Caring for grandchildren, reading, quilting
 

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