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Sheri S. Hartzheim

District 13 Alderman

Appleton, Wisconsin

Sheri S. Hartzheim's Blog

Thanks for stopping in to check out this blog!  Here is where I'll be sharing updates on the goings on of the City of Appleton Common Council.  I hope it will keep District 13 residents (and anyone else interested) informed of what's happening in our local government, spur healthy debate about how our city is run, and give you a bit of an insider's look into the common council workings.


But first... a short introduction.  I've been a resident of "the north side" of Appleton for nearly 20 years and a District 13 resident for the last eight.  I'm a half-time single mom of my beautiful Nora and her dog (my step-dog!) Koda.  As a retired business owner and manager, I come to the Common Council table with a business and accounting background.  But I studied mass communications (a fancy description for journalism) and public relations at UW-Milwaukee many moons ago as well.  


I'm excited to get to know YOU, my neighbors, better and to get to know more of the inner workings of the City of Appleton government and our city department heads so that I can best represent our neighborhoods in city government.  


In this blog, I'll provide updates on the regular Common Council meetings (at 7pm on the first and third Wednesdays of each month) and on the committee meetings that happen on the second and fourth weeks of the month.  There are seven standing committees in the city: 


  • Finance Committee
  • Human Resources and Information Technology
  • Safety and Licensing 
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Municipal Services
  • Community and Economic Development 
  • Utilities
All meetings are open to the public either in person (City Hall, 6th Floor) or online.  You can find the schedule for each week and links to meeting agendas and links to online meetings in progress here


I will also share blog posts on my Facebook alderman page ("like" and follow!), on various neighborhood Facebook pages, and on our neighborhood Nextdoor pages.


Thanks for visiting here.  I look forward to hearing from you!

RSS The Update: City of Appleton District 13

  • The Notes: Week of January 23 - January 27, 2023 January 22, 2023
    Hello, again, dear neighbors!  We are headed into a brand new Committee Meetings Week and there seems to be a bit of a lull in the action this week with many meeting cancellations.  Here is a rundown of the meetings which will not be held this week due to a lack of action items:Parks and […]
    Alderman Sheri S Hartzheim
  • The Notes: Week of January 16 - January 20, 2023 January 15, 2023
    Hello, Neighbors.  Thanks for joining me for your regular alderman blog update.  This week is Full Council Week so we will of course revisit all of last week's committee meeting items as they show up on the full council agenda.  There are a couple of other highlights for the week so I'll cover them all […]
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  • The Notes: Week of January 9 - January 13, 2023 January 8, 2023
    Hi, again, Neighbors.  Thanks for joining me back here for a week of what amounts to some semblance of regularity as far as city government meetings is concerned.  This week is Committee Meetings Week and we have an almost full schedule.  Here is a rundown of what you can expect:Monday, 01/09/2023Municipal Services Committee - 4:30pm  […]
    Alderman Sheri S Hartzheim
  • The Notes: The Christmas/New Years Week 2022 December 31, 2022
    Hello, again, Neighbors!  I'm so glad that you've stopped in to read a blog post during the Christmas-to-New-Year's-Day holiday time.  I hope you have had a wonderful holiday season thus far and that your New Year's celebration -- no matter how you choose to celebrate -- will be safe.  I wish you all blessings for […]
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  • The Notes: Week of December 19 - December 23, 2022 December 18, 2022
    It's unbelievable how quickly December has been flying by, eh, Neighbors?  Here we are in the week before Christmas, in a Full Council Week.  There are two other committee meetings this week as well.  So without further ado...Tuesday, 12/20/2022Library Board - 4:30pm  Board members will review and look to approve the library's November 2022 financial […]
    Alderman Sheri S Hartzheim
  • The Notes: Week of December 12 - December 16, 2022 December 11, 2022
    Well, neighbors, it's Committee Meetings Week once again and everyone is back at it.  There is only one cancellation for this week and that's the Appleton Redevelopment Authority.  So, let's get started with your rundown of what to expect from all of the other city government committee meetings this week.Monday, 12/12/2022 Municipal Services Committee - 4:30pm  The […]
    Alderman Sheri S Hartzheim
  • The Notes: Week of December 5 - December 9, 2022 December 4, 2022
    Welcome back to another alderman blog installment, neighbors.  Here we are in the first full week of December with the holidays approaching before you know it!  It's Full Council Week this week and there is one other presumably short meeting scheduled for the week as well.  Here's your review of what can be expected:Wednesday, 12/07/2022Human Resources […]
    Alderman Sheri S Hartzheim
  • The Notes: Week of November 28 - December 2, 2022 November 28, 2022
    Hello, All!  Thanks for patiently waiting for this week's alderman blog post.  Unfortunately, there's not much to share with you this week.  Sorry to disappoint! This week is Fifth Week (further explained here) in City of Appleton government so there are no meetings whatsoever scheduled for this coming week.  Instead of a rundown of what […]
    Alderman Sheri S Hartzheim
  • The Notes: Week of November 21 - November 25, 2022 November 20, 2022
    Happy Thanksgiving Week, District 13 Neighbors!  I wish you week full of peace and love!Due to the holiday and the recent flurry of activity involving the 2023 city budget, this week -- normally a Committee Meetings Week -- will be a bit of a quiet one.  Members of the following committees have this week off:Parks […]
    Alderman Sheri S Hartzheim
  • The Notes: Week of November 14 - November 18, 2022 November 13, 2022
    Hi, Folks!  It's the middle of November (already!) and we are back in our groove of every other week of committee meetings and then full council meetings.  This week is a Full Common Council Meeting week and... of course there are a couple of other meetings scheduled, just to make my previous statement a bit […]
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