about the candidate
I am proud to have lived, worked, and been involved in this community for nearly half my life. I grew up in Middle Inlet, Wisconsin, on a small farm. As a teenager, I worked for several of our local businesses including Angeli’s, Schloegel’s, and Brothers Three. I graduated from Crivitz High School and attended NWTC, focusing on Finance and Business Management.
After college I moved outside the area, first to the Chicago area, then Phoenix, AZ, where my husband and raised four children. We’re a military family, with two sons having served in the armed forces. Our youngest is currently serving as a Petty Officer, Second Class in the US Navy as a Sonar Technician. Our oldest son is a medically retired US Marine Corp Sergeant, who served two combat tours in the Middle East. Our youngest daughter is graduating this spring from Arizona State University with a degree in Nutrition and plans to open her own baking business. Our oldest daughter resides here, in Marinette, with her family and works as a supervisor for a locally owned cleaning company.
Upon moving back home to Marinette four and a half years ago, I immediately felt that I wanted to be part of the community in a greater way. I started getting involved in a number of local organizations and began participating in their events. I'm a volunteer for the M&M Area Community Foundation, where I currently serve on two committees. I became involved in the #MyMarinetteMenominee movement and started a new career with a non-profit community & economic development organization. Thru my position, I was afforded the opportunity to participate in other organizations such as The Menominee Downtown Business Association and Peshtigo Area Chamber of Commerce, working to further grow and develop our region.
My work experience includes Facilities, Construction & Project Management, (global) Logistics and Distribution, Account Management, and Marketing & Events.
In my spare time, I dabble in photography and enjoy spending time with my family. We have a five-year-old grandson, whom we adore and spend quite a bit of time with. When not working on renovating our home, we enjoy traveling and exploring. In addition to camping, hiking, and kayaking in our local parks, of course, our favorite pastime is eating and shopping at all of our amazing local restaurants and businesses!
My name is Roberta Davis and I want to be YOUR Mayor.
I pledge to be hands-on, inclusive, and forthcoming; to be proactive in developing our community, and to work in the best interest of the city and its residents.
Too many families, like mine and perhaps yours, have faced the pain and destruction that addiction has wrought on our community. I will work tirelessly to support impactful and effective programs, like the Drug Court, which help to rehabilitate lives dragged under by addition. I will support law enforcement, to ensure they have the resources necessary to root out narcotic pathways into our community. And I will work to connect resources within the community in order to maximize healthy outcomes.
The REC Center was built at a tremendous expense to the taxpayers of the City of Marinette. I will work to ensure that it is run efficiently and professionally without being an undue burden on our City's budget. The REC Center can be the valuable asset it was intended to be for the community but only if it is managed properly.
EMPLOYMENT / HOUSING
I will aggressively work to expand employment opportunities along with solutions to the housing shortage that accompanies such growth. Supporting small business development and growth will be a priority to ensure the lifeblood of a diverse and strong local economy is restored.
Ready to hear you.
Ready to serve you.
Would you like to support this grassroots campaign?
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Place one of my campaign signs in your yard.
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Assist me in some door to door campaigning and installing door hangers (date TBD).
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Please contact me if you'd like to discuss a contribution or would like to donate some time.
My sincerest thanks,
My name is Roberta Davis, and I'm running to be YOUR Mayor.