Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Adam Jankowski was appointed to the Waukesha Common Council Tuesday night to replace Brian White, who died while in office.
Adam Jankowski’s childhood in Manitowoc made an impression as he listened to people complain about city government. He’s now living in Waukesha with his wife and children and he wanted to become a member of the Common Council for his kids. Essentially, instead of complaining about problems, he wants to contribute toward the solution, Jankowski told members of the Common Council Tuesday night. The council appointed Jankowski, a decorated Army veteran who served in Iraq, to fill the District 6 seat after the untimely death of former Alderman Brian White. White, who was elected to the seat in April 2011, passed away in May due to heart failure at age 55. “It is mind blowing. … I guess I just won them over,” Jankowski said after the meeting…
Friday, June 22, 2012
District 6 seat has been vacant since Alderman Brian White passed away in May.
Two people are seeking an appointed spot on the Waukesha Common Council after District 6 Alderman Brian White, 55, died suddenly from a heart condition, according to the Mayor’s Office. Katherine Ebel and Adam Jankowski applied for the seats before the June 15 deadline. The Common Council will vote to appoint one of them to the vacant position during its meeting on July 5. White was elected into office in April 2011 after running unopposed. The alderman who previously held the seat, Paul Furrer, did not seek re-election. White’s biggest passion was helping the community, according to his brother. “He knew what he believed in and what he liked, and he fought for what he believed in,” his brother, Alan White, told Waukesha Patch in May. “All…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Seat is vacant because of the sudden death of Alderman Brian White.
Mayor Jeff Scrima is accepting applications for the District 6 aldermanic seat that is currently vacant due to the sudden death of Alderman Brian White last month. White, who was 55, died at Waukesha Memorial Hospital from heart failure. The deadline to submit an application, which includes a criminal background check, is 4:30 p.m. June 15. Candidates will be interviewed during the July 5 Common Council meeting. The term of appointed office will be from July 6 to April 2013. The candidate would then have to run for election in April 2013 if interested in remaining on the Common Council. The seat is up for regular election to a three-year term in April 2014. To apply, you must live in District 6. Applications should include a letter of …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Brian White died Sunday after heart failure. He was 55 and began his term on the Waukesha Common Council in April 2011.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Brian White, who served as 6th District alderman since April 2011, died of heart failure on Sunday.
Waukesha Alderman Brian White, who died Sunday from heart failure, is being remembered as someone who did whatever he could to make the city a great place to live. “He knew what he believed in and what he liked, and he fought for what he believed in,” said his brother, Alan White. “All communities go through changes and there were changes he didn’t believe in that passed or got through, but he did his part to keep the things he believed in in the community.” Brian White, who was 55, died at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Alan White said his brother was very active throughout the community and in other activities, such as the Tripoli Rocketry Association, ham radio and volunteering at the National Weather Service station in Sullivan. The …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Three options are up for consideration, including one that would redistrict two aldermen out of a job.
The Waukesha Common Council will be asked to revise the wards in the city based on the 2010 Census during its next Common Council meeting. The council was presented three options Thursday night for possible new boundaries, but one of the options could redistrict two aldermen out of a job. That option would place Joe Pieper and Brian White, who represent districts 4 and 6, respectively, into different districts based on where they live. “They would be without an alderman, so they would need representation,” City Planner Doug Koehler said. Alderwoman Kathleen Cummings brought up the process of what would happen to those two districts if that was what the council chose to do. “It is not like one day we vote on it, and the next day they can’t …