Elise`s Plan to Move Duluth Forward

Today, Elise had the opportunity to present more of her platform and plans for Duluth’s success at the Civitan Forum who hosted this event that included all three candidates for Post 3 Duluth City Council. She brought out the fact that the median age of Duluth citizens is 35.1 years, so it will be important for the City Council and Staff to think more multi-generational in their planning and moving forward process, while continuing to maintain and improve sports for youth, and providing a quality center for Seniors. (more…)

Elise Serves on Duluth Fine Arts League Scholarship Committee

After a day of campaigning, I attended the Duluth Fine Arts League Scholarship Committee meeting led by Mary Buck where we discussed our mission and formulated a basic plan for moving forward. This proactive initiative will award two small scholarships to Duluth High School and Duluth Home School graduates who desire to further their education in the fine and performing arts profession.

Half-Hour Heroes Serve Duluth`s Children

Kerry Jackson artOver the past several months, I have been involved with the Half-Hour Hero Program as an ambassador helping to promote and encourage participation in the program by our citizens. Today, I attended the HHH meeting in conjunction with the Duluth Community Leaders organization led by Chip Sweeney as we discussed more strategies for getting the word out.

This is a great opportunity for Duluth citizens to have a positive influence on our children. For one-half hour a week, Half Hour Heroes meet one-on-one with a child to mentor, tutor, and/or to be a friend them. For more information about how to become a Half Hour Hero, contact the school closest to you.

Elise interviewedAfter several hours of campaigning, I was off to the First Friday Art Walk by the Duluth Fine Arts League. The crown jewel of this event was the captivating and creative performance art of Kerry Jackson (sponsored by the Huthmakers), climaxed by his live paintings performed to the rhythm of background music.

With the combination of music, art, food, and fellowship, this evening proved to be inspiring and refreshing. (More Duluth Fine Arts League photos can be found here.)

[Pictured above: Kerry Jackson performing art to music. Below: Elise interviewed at the October First Friday Art Walk.]