What Others Are Saying

“The health of our downtown is a direct reflection on how our community sees itself.  Downtown Mukwonago is important because it serves as a center for many community activities, it’s home to our community’s most historic buildings and it is truly a unique place with unique opportunities – no other downtown in the world is exactly like ours.  Through this planning process it’s my goal to facilitate communication between the group and community stakeholders and to provide technical assistance and guidance to the group because in my professional career I have coordinated multiple downtown planning efforts.  I believe we’ll come up with an approach to capitalize and showcase Mukwonago’s local character, volunteer involvement and downtown amenities.”

Tina Chitwood

Mukwonago Resident, Regional Economic Development Director for WEDC

“As a member of Mukwonago’s business community and the Village’s Economic Development Committee, I look forward to working with the “Downtown Steering Committee” to help develop a positive plan for Mukwonago’s future.”

Doug Bruins

President, Citizens Bank

“We support Village of Mukwonago Village Board efforts to create a Downtown Mukwonago Strategic Plan Steering Committee.  Similar to successful schools, a vital downtown can attract visitors, businesses, and families to the Village.  Residents, business leaders, and elected officials working together can keep us on the current path of smart growth and ensure Mukwonago remains a place where life, leisure, and business thrive.”

Shawn McNulty

Superintendent of Schools, Mukwonago Area School District

“Creating a downtown steering committee made up of both local residents and business owners will help create a vision for the future of the Village’s downtown area. I am honored to be part of this group working to both create new development oppotunuty and protect the cultural, historical, and economic impact of the Downtown. Further, I look forward to discussing what efforts have been made to develop parts of the downtown and my expertise in what potential opportunities may exist for this committee to include in the Downtown strategic plan.”

Ray Goodden

Owner of Music Cafe, Vice President of Anderson Commercial Group

“Preserving Mukwonago’s rich cultural history, small-town atmosphere, and numerous social events while preparing for targeted reinvestment opportunities is the cornerstone of ensuring our Downtown stays vibrant, attractive, and walkable. I look forward to the committee’s efforts to further implement the goals of the Comprehensive Plan through an inclusive and collaborative partnership between the Downtown Steering Committee, residents, business owners, and the Village Elected Officials and staff. I personally welcome anyone who wants to engage in helping to develop a Strategic Plan for the Downtown.”

John S. Weidl

Mukwonago Village Administrator, Director of Economic Development