After being selected as the new councilmember for District 2 in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, Dennis Statz is ready to get down to business. Statz was sworn in at City Hall on Wednesday afternoon and will take his seat at the next Sturgeon Bay Common Council meeting on November 3rd. Taking over for David Hayes, who resigned at the end of September, Statz will serve out the remaining term until April of 2022. He has lived in Sturgeon Bay for nearly 40 years while serving on many committees and commissions for the city. Statz says he is optimistic about the city’s future but the issue of finding enough housing in the community is a key concern.
Statz is currently the chair of the Aesthetic Design Review Board besides serving on the Plan Commission. Originally from Martinville near Madison, Statz graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in engineering. He moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1982 with his wife Bonnie. They own and operate the White Lace Inn and Dancing Bear in downtown Sturgeon Bay. You can listen to the entire interview with Dennis Statz on the podcast page.