Committee recommends Berdan as 7th District alderwoman

April 22, 2009

A selection committee tonight recommended appointing Wauwatosa resident Cheryl Berdan as 7th District alderwoman.

Berdan has become a familiar face in the city through her work on the Civic Celebration Commission. For the last five years, she has helmed Wauwatosa's Fourth of July parade.

After three rounds of voting, a committee made up of five sitting council members narrowed down the pool of eight candidates to Berdan and Robert Sigrist, a resident who most recently worked as manager of New Berlin's inspections services department. Berdan received three votes compared with two for Sigrist.

The Common Council is scheduled to vote on the appointment at its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5.

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