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VIDEO: 12 Keys to the City Given to Community Members

Wide range of people honored for commitment to Waukesha during Tuesday's Common Council meeting.

In an emotion-packed ceremony for some, Mayor Jeff Scrima presented 12 Keys to the City awards during Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting.

“The Key to the City awards have been given out by mayors and cities throughout the country, also by our previous Waukesha mayors, and the awards are given out to honor people or organization to honor them for outstanding contributions to our community,” Scrima told Waukesha Patch.

The following people were given the awards:

  • Fire Chief Allen LaConte
  • Library Director Jane Ameel
  • Andrea and Tony Bryant
  • Susan Edwards and ProHealth Care
  • President Doug Hastad and Carroll University
  • Ty Taylor and Waukesha State Bank
  • Jeff Seymour
  • Lynn Gaffey
  • Norm Bruce
  • Bernie Juno
  • Anselm Villarreal and La Casa de Esperanza
  • The Taylor and People’s Park Family
Kerry Mackay December 21, 2011 at 02:46 PM
The mayor did a great service by recognizing these good people and the work they do. Great job all of you - thanks Mayor Jeff!
Ron Kading December 21, 2011 at 06:19 PM
It is truly a shame that the reporter for the Patch did not give the full report of last nights event. She failed to mention the over flowing crowds, the caroling before the council meeting by the South choir, and the reception held in honor of the twelve award winners. The reception was complete with live music, coffee and egg nog from Cafe de Arts, chocolates from Chocolate Allo, and sweets from the Scrima family. One city employee commented that he has worked at city hall for 18 years and never seen anything like this before. This was an event that was so positive for the city's image, yet reported as if nothing really important happened. Thanks to everyone that was involved.
Sarah Millard (Editor) December 21, 2011 at 06:39 PM
Ron, I'm posting something on the carolers later this afternoon, but just to respond to your comments, I was working on this project until 1 a.m. to have the video of EVERY award recipient on the site. Thanks, Sarah
Ron Kading December 21, 2011 at 06:52 PM
Just a quick correction, chocolates were from Allo'! Chocolat. sorry about that.

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