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Jeff Roznowski's

service to city is honored

Dear Editor:

April 19 marked the final day of Jeff Roznowski's second term as alderman of Wauwatosa's 6th District.

Many of you know Jeff in his now-former role of local elected official, but we know him best as a loving father, devoted husband, and proud grandpa.

We want to share with you how proud we are of him for devoting more than five years of his life to serving the people and businesses of our community. We have never known anyone who loves and cares about the city of Wauwatosa and its residents more than Jeff.

Few can match his passion, enthusiasm, and respect for public service. When constituents called, emailed, and visited to share a concern, comment, or idea, he listened, treated people with respect, and did anything in his power to help. During committee and common council meetings, he asked tough questions, provided thoughtful ideas, and advocated for his district.

Jeff has been serving our community in many ways for many years.

Last month marked the 25th anniversary of the Blarney Run, a 5K run/walk benefiting the Wauwatosa Historical Society. Jeff has served as the volunteer race director for close to all of those 25 years.

Have you taken your kids to Hoyt Park to go swimming in recent years? Or grabbed a cold beer with your spouse or friends at The Landing? As a board member of Friends of Hoyt Park & Pool, Jeff was an instrumental leader who brought people together to turn a vision into the treasure we know it as today.

Or maybe you've taken time to check out the new Tosa Skatepark (or skated there yourself!). Jeff was a leading advocate and strong partner in this project, working closely with the Doyle family and Tosa Skateboarders United to help secure financial support. Now, hundreds of kids and teens have a new place where they can be safe, express themselves, and have fun. Jeff also has spent countless hours working with parents and schools to ensure the safety of children as they walk to school, through the Safe Routes to School program.

We wish we had more room to celebrate Jeff's many contributions to our city beyond this short list — such as spearheading the Tosa Green Summit and related sustainability initiatives, rehabilitating and renovating the Little Red Store, and creating a better business climate in MidTown Tosa — but most of all, we want to let him know we love him and are so very, very proud of him.

Thank you, Jeff, for making Wauwatosa an even better place to live, work, start a business, and raise a family.

The Roznowski family:

Diane

Lauren

Mike

Matt

Emily

Harper

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