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Mayor Kathy Ehley receives award for business leadership

Wauwatosa Mayor Kathy Ehley has received a 2016 Women of Influence Award from the Milwaukee Business Journal, according to a news release from the city.

Ehley, who began her second four-year term in April, has overseen much development in Wauwatosa during her tenure, including new housing, industry, college satellites, hotels, infrastructure, amenities and roads, according to the release.

'Mayor Ehley has undoubtedly proven herself to be incredibly dedicated to her community and to her constituents,' Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said in a statement. 'Mayor Ehley has done her absolute best to increase growth and prosperity in the city of Wauwatosa.'

Before she was elected mayor, Ehley was the executive director of the Village Business Improvement District for five years. She also serves as a commissioner for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, a director of the Wisconsin Center District Board, a member of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Council, director for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities board, and involvement with several other organizations.

The Women of Influence Awards recognize businesswomen in the area.

Mount Mary University welcomes new trustees

Four-year Catholic institution for women Mount Mary University has elected new members to its board of trustees.

The new members include Garth Cole of Cedarburg. Cole serves as the vice president of Johnson Controls' mass merchant channel where he is responsible for the development and implementation of new product strategies.

Brookfield resident Audrey Ditter works as senior vice president and corporate treasurer at S.C. Johnson & Sons Inc., where she is responsible for global financing, cash and investment management and foreign exchange, among other duties. Ditter is also a certified public accountant and belongs to the Advancement Committee of Catholic Charities.

Ildiko Huppertz of Delafield is a human capital executive at ProHealth Care, where she oversees workforce planning, performance management, organizational design, management development and education, among other duties. She serves on the Advisory Board of Safe Babies, Healthy Families; and Stillwater's Cancer Support Services. She also serves as president of the Lake Country Women's Club.

Board members each serve a three-year term.

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church will host free meal

A Wauwatosa church will hold a free community meal Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Family, friends and neighbors are invited to share in conversation and friendship during the free meal, which is a new tradition at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 12012 W. North Ave. The menu includes corn dogs, hamburgers, corn-on-the-cob, pasta salad and cream puffs. Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. worship service to follow.

'We continue to offer these meals as one of the churches outreach program and are thrilled with the response thus far,' said Pastor Deb Ohrtman in a statement.

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