County Board Chairman Michael Van-dersteen has appointed Miroslav (“Mick”)Anic of Kohler to represent District 18 onthe County Board of Supervisors. He fillsa vacancy left by the resignation of Jeff Dickert, who recently relocated to De-Pere. The two-year term will expire inApril 2010.Anic, 60, was born in Hamburg, Ger-many and grew up in Milwaukee. He at-tended college on the East Coast,including Yale University and the Ameri-can University of Certified Public Ac-countants, before returning to theMidwest to attend the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Hehas lived in Kohler since 2000, operatinghis companies Freshwater Associates, andMutual Realty of Wisconsin, providingconsulting, real estate, and personal in-vestment services.Anic believes Sheboygan County is a“gem waiting to be discovered” and hopesto bring his brand of fiscal responsibilityand extensive experience working withcompanies in transition (especially start-ups and turnarounds) to the County Boardto help maintain a high quality of lifewhile keeping taxes low. His goals in-clude working toward attracting new busi-nesses; retaining existing businesses; andstriving to be an “agent of change” inhelping the County and City of Sheboy-gan avoid duplication of services.Anic brings more than three decades of financial/consulting management experi-ence and expertise to the County Board.From the late 70s through the 90s he splithis time between California and Chicagoserving in senior management positionsfor various private and publically heldfirms in the biotechnology, food serviceand financial services where he raised andacquired millions in venture capital and bank loans. At one point in his career (1981-83), he managed 120 employeesand six regional offices for a San Fran-cisco firm on an operating budget of $4.3million. Anic helped small and large com- panies complete complex transactionsand/or strategic transformations, and hassignificant investment fund managementexperience including turning around atroubled $50 million investment fund; andraising, managing, and selling a $66 mil-lion venture leasing fund.Anic’s resume offers “out-of-the-boxthinking, unconventional approaches, andinnovative solutions” as well as offeringa “‘swat team’ approach to problems re-quiring situa-tional analysis,survival planformulationand rapid im- plementation.”Anic’s appointment to County BoardSupervisor will be his first stint as a publicofficial. (He is also assigned to the JointTransportation Committee). But Anicfeels he is up to the task of helping theCounty maintain its exceptional quality of life, but doing so prudently.The phone number for Mick Anic inthe Kohler directory is incorrect. He can be reached by cell phone: 920-889-9889;home phone: 920-208-8022; or his offi-cial email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (or visit the Sheboygan Countywebsite at www.co.sheboygan.wi.us).
Kohler businessman to represent Village on County Board
Miroslav (“Mick”) Anic
Community gives input onEbben Field’s future
Submitted by Dr. Robert Kobylski, Kohler School District Administrator
On behalf of the Board of Education,the Ebben Field Master Planning SteeringCommittee wishes to thank local citizensfor sharing their thoughts and vision for the future of Ebben Field during the re-cent Community Input sessions. Many in-novative and exciting ideas were offeredfor consideration.Currently, the Steering Committee isanalyzing data related to student partici- pation in extracurricular activities withthe aim of forecasting present and futurefacility needs. Once complete, the needsassessment will allow our Project Man-ager/Architect to begin the developmentof the actual master plan and/or layout for the new Ebben Field. This is a complex process as a number of decision variablesexist such as style, type and color of thetrack, grandstands and press box, conces-sion and restroom facilities, fencing, lo-cation and orientation of athletic fields,etc.We anticipate providing our stakehold-ers with a project construction timeline atthe same time a master plan is presentedto the Board of Education. Once again,the community will have an opportunityto share their input as the actual master plan is taken under consideration by theBoard.The Steering Committee is committedto the continuity of athletic programmingas we move from one phase of the projectto the next. As the master plan takesshape, know that athletic events will con-tinue to be held at Ebben Field. For the2009-2010 season, pedestrian traffic to-and-from the portable bleachers will bemore fluid now that the drainage and basetrack work has been completed. We real-ize that many constituents were hopefulthat the final track surface and permanentgrandstands would be available for theupcoming school year; however, a projectof this magnitude requires a high degreeof due diligence and research to ensure afinal product that meets, and even ex-ceeds, community expectations. We ap- preciate your patience!The Steering Committee wishes to em- phasize that community input is a
Lisa Bocchini (right) offers suggestions for the Ebben Field master plan to Steven Schmitt, president of Jos. Schmitt &Sons at a community input session as Kohler Schools District Secretary, Nikki Schneider observes.
process, not an event, and hopes that allstakeholders will continue to voice their ideas as the project moves forward. Com-ments can be forwarded directly to thedistrict office, or in person at a monthlymeeting of the Board of Education. Thisis an exciting time for our community as,in the coming months we look forward tosharing the vision for the new EbbenField.
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