Press Times Response

Why should people vote for you?

Communication. As De Pere Clerk-Treasurer for seven years, I am knowledgeable in all aspects of City government. As a resident, I am passionate about De Pere for the same reasons you are: historic downtown, great restaurants and shops, beautiful neighborhoods and parks, and excellent schools, to name a few. I am committed to community engagement and being a voice for District One residents at the Council Level. I also hope to find new ways to engage residents in thoughtful decision making. Please contact me at shanafordepere@gmail.com or 920-333-1663. I look forward to talking with you.

What’s the biggest issue in the City of De Pere?

Growth is critical for De Pere to continue to be a quality of life leader. But growth also comes with a nervousness that our community may lose the small-town feel that is authentically De Pere. I know we can have both and believe that actively listening to residents, business owners and community leaders will help achieve both goals while forwarding projects like the Mulva Cultural Center. We also need to work collectively to address traffic on Broadway and Main and further the Southern Bridge Project in order to improve traffic congestion and pedestrian safety and connectivity.

How will you help to continue the growth of downtown?

Our family loves living here and spending time in Downtown De Pere. A healthy downtown is key to a strong community, and it’s critical that we pay special attention to Downtown De Pere. The Cultural District Masterplan sets a vision that promotes growth while maintaining the City’s historic character, and City leaders must make the plan a reality. We need to proactively plan for the increase in visitors and activity that will come from the Mulva Cultural Center. We also need to support public infrastructure and events that expand the rich experience residents and visitors enjoy in our historic City.

Press Times Response

Why should people vote for you? 

Communication. As De Pere Clerk-Treasurer for seven years, I am knowledgeable in all aspects of City government. As a resident, I am passionate about De Pere for the same reasons you are: historic downtown, great restaurants and shops, beautiful neighborhoods and parks, and excellent schools, to name a few. I am committed to community engagement and being a voice for District One residents at the Council Level. I also hope to find new ways to engage residents in thoughtful decision making. Please contact me at shanafordepere@gmail.com or 920-333-1663. I look forward to talking with you.

What’s the biggest issue in the City of De Pere?

Growth is critical for De Pere to continue to be a quality of life leader. But growth also comes with a nervousness that our community may lose the small-town feel that is authentically De Pere. I know we can have both and believe that actively listening to residents, business owners and community leaders will help achieve both goals while forwarding projects like the Mulva Cultural Center. We also need to work collectively to address traffic on Broadway and Main and further the Southern Bridge Project in order to improve traffic congestion and pedestrian safety and connectivity.

How will you help to continue the growth of downtown?

Our family loves living here and spending time in Downtown De Pere. A healthy downtown is key to a strong community, and it’s critical that we pay special attention to Downtown De Pere. The Cultural District Masterplan sets a vision that promotes growth while maintaining the City’s historic character, and City leaders must make the plan a reality. We need to proactively plan for the increase in visitors and activity that will come from the Mulva Cultural Center. We also need to support public infrastructure and events that expand the rich experience residents and visitors enjoy in our historic City.

Green Bay Press Gazette Article Response

Name:  Shana Defnet Ledvina

Address: 846 W St Francis Road

Age: 39

Occupation and highest education level completed: Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Cross.  I am currently on a career sabbatical to focus on community service and be home for my family. 

Family: Husband Jim, daughter Nora (3)

Relevant experience: City of De Pere Clerk-Treasurer for seven years. Brown County Election Specialist for four years. Treasurer of the Green Bay Running Club. Treasurer of ProjectVote of Brown County. Volunteer with Coalition of Voting Organizations and Big Brothers Big Sisters. 2015 Leadership Green Bay Graduate. 

Why are you running for office? 

De Pere is a special community and we love raising our family here. I am passionate about public service and committed to seeing that De Pere continues to be a quality of life leader in Brown County. I think it’s important that we never stop looking for ways to improve our overall quality of life to make De Pere an even more desirable community to live in. Your thoughts and opinions truly matter to me as your neighbor and your Alderperson. Please contact me at shanafordepere@gmail.com or 920-333-1663. I look forward to talking with you. 

What makes you the better candidate in this race? 

As De Pere Clerk-Treasurer for seven years, I am knowledgeable in all aspects of City government. As a resident, I am passionate about De Pere for the same reasons you are: historic downtown, great restaurants and shops, beautiful neighborhoods and parks, and excellent schools, to name a few. I am committed to communication, community engagement, and being a voice for District One residents at the Council Level. I also hope to find new ways to engage residents in thoughtful decision making. I am easy to reach and will be responsive to your calls and emails. 

What are residents telling you are their most important issues. How will you address them? 

Residents are worried about new growth in downtown taking over the authentic small-town De Pere that we all love. The Cultural District Masterplan sets a vision that promotes growth while maintaining the City’s character. City Leaders need to make this plan a reality and must listen to residents, business owners and community leaders to find a balance between maintaining De Pere’s historic downtown while forwarding projects like the Mulva Cultural Center. City Leaders must proactively plan for the increase in visitors and activity by providing infrastructure and public spaces that enhance the overall visit to our beautiful downtown.

What is something positive you could say about your opponent(s)? I am happy to see four candidates running for District One Alderperson. It shows a great commitment to our community and a dedication to serving the public that is often lacking in local government races.