Having had the privilege of working with Vicki Markussen over the past six plus years, I have found she shows up to any task well prepared, she listens, then she speaks well. 

She readily recognizes challenges and how to bring together a team to find viable solutions that make our community a better place. During her time at the Chamber, she became the resource leader for small businesses to find the tools they needed for the next steps. She continues to be that leader with Engage La Crosse to bring resources to local businesses. 

Vicki understands the importance of tourism to our local economy, allowing her to sit at the table with everyone to map goals for the future.

She will make education, improving our infrastructure, property taxes and safe community a priority, to name a few of the many tasks ahead, all while bringing a solid team together to get the job done. The importance of our first responders having the tools they need to be effective for fire, police, EMT's and healthcare providers will not go unnoticed.

Markussen will work tirelessly to assure La Crosse continues to be the place we are proud to call home, to continue the path to thrive forward together. Building jobs, building a strong community for future generations.

I believe we need a strong leader for the challenges we face ahead. Vicki Markussen has the skill set to do just that. Vote for her for mayor.