Wauwatosa health officer received distinguished alumna award from UWM

Dr. Nancy Kreuser, Wauwatosa health officer, has been named a Distinguished Alumna by the University of Milwaukee College of Nursing.

Kreuser, who has served as health officer and Health Department Director for the past 20 years, received the award based on her professional achievements and the impact she's had on health care, her community and the nursing profession, according to a news release.

Under her leadership, the Wauwatosa Health Department received national accreditation in 2015 for its programs and services that are responsive to the needs of the community. The city's health department also has a level three state designation — the highest designation — for capacity and compliance under the statutes and administrative rules that govern public health.

Tosa's finance office wins award for financial reporting

For the fourth consecutive year, John Ruggini, finance director for Wauwatosa, and his team have won the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. A winning city must demonstrate a constructive 'spirit of full disclosure' that clearly communicates a city's financial picture, according to a news release.

'l congratulate John Ruggini and our Finance team for the excellent job they do and their commitment to Wauwatosa,' Mayor Kathy Ehley said in a statement. 'I am continuously impressed with their improvements to the city budget process and management of the city's day-to-day finances. I'm proud of the financial systems we have in place.'

Village of Wauwatosa

welcomes 2 new businesses

A yoga studio and new gym are making their way into the Village of Wauwatosa.

Get Hot Yoga, which boasts a heated power yoga studio at 1417 N. Wauwatosa Ave., is now open. The website is

The yoga studio offers energetic and moderate to fast paced classes held in 85 to 95 degree radiant heat. Yoga styles include vinyasa, power and flow.

The yoga studio is currently seeking experienced and passionate yoga instructors and front desk yogi assistants, according to the business' website,

Legacy Gym, a class-based fitness center, will open Jan. 25 at 1504 Underwood Ave.

The gym will be 'cutting edge' said founder Britt Holterman, adding classes will focus on a different attribute everyday, whether it's focus, stability, strength or cardio.

The gym will be closed on Sundays so that members can gather together and participate in community service events.

An open house will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Jan. 22. The first workout at the gym is free.

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