Eau Claire City Council member Emily Berge was appointed to the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Board of Directors bringing her experience representing her constituents to the statewide Board. The League serves Wisconsin’s cities and villages, providing advocacy, training and legal services.
“I am honored and excited to be appointed to the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Board of Directors. The League has been an invaluable resource for me since I was elected to office and I look forward to stepping into a leadership role at such a reputable organization. My communication skills, relationship building experience, and attention to detail will serve me well in this new role to support and advocate for local governments across our state.”
Berge has been an active member of the League since her election to the Council in 2018, attending trainings and conferences as well as serving on the League’s Advocacy Team. She will serve a three-year term on the 16-member League Board joining her peers from across Wisconsin. She joins the League’s governing body at a crucial time in the League’s 121-year history as the organization begins to focus on providing Wisconsin’s municipalities with more ability to set priorities at the local level.
Berge has served as District 1 Council member since April of 2018. During her first term of office, Berge has worked towards many community initiatives including increasing and strengthening neighborhood associations, participating in the Chippewa Valley Housing Task Force and being a part of an inter-organizational team that secured a Wintermission grant for the City of Eau Claire and is now executing pilot projects that will help create a “Winter City Strategy” for local governments to implement.
In her City Council capacity, Berge also serves on the City-County Board of Health and the Visit Eau Claire Board of Directors. In her day job, Berge works as a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice.