Tuesdays with the Mayor: A weekly update with Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza
By Taylor Hale
STEVENS POINT – Mayor Mike Wiza sat down with Gazette staff to give an update on Stevens Point developments. Wiza touched on the city’s 40th Tree City Award, testing voting gear, and more.
City receives 40th Tree City award
Wiza said that the city received its 40th consecutive Tree City Award from the Arbor Day Foundation. The award acknowledges communities that are dedicated to urban forest management.
“We planted a silver maple for the 25th anniversary and we want to do something special for the 40th as well,” Wiza said.
Wiza said that he is working with city staff to find a way to celebrate the continued title.
Voting Equipment Test
Wiza noted that a public test of the city’s electronic voting equipment was scheduled for March 31 in the City Conference Room, 1515 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point.
The test will ensure the machines are working properly for the April 6 vote.
Social well-being in Central Wisconsin
United Way agencies of Marathon, Portage, and South Wood & Adams Counties have teamed up with UW-Stevens Point to host a discussion on April 8. The online presentation will feature information on households above the poverty level but making less than the state’s basic cost of living.
Speakers will discuss the agencies’ ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) reports during the meeting. The program will include a question-and-answer session.
For more information on the presentation, contact [email protected] or [email protected]