Richardson will honor and recognize long-time community member Jeanie Sieling,
Fitchburg business Promega Corporation, and Fitchburg city employee Mike
Zimmerman at a special reception at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16th at the Fitchburg Senior Center (lower level).
Richardson is recognizing these recipients for their community leadership, inspiring
service to the community, setting an example for others, and their commitment
to and significant impact on Fitchburg. Jeanie
Sieling has been an integral part of many major Fitchburg milestones. She was
on the town board when Fitchburg decided to become a city and elected the
second Mayor of Fitchburg. Over the years, she has also been involved in major
projects like creating the senior center and building the Fitchburg library.
Few people, if any, have had more of an impact on Fitchburg than Jeanie
been an important part of Fitchburg for a long time. You could say both Promega
and Fitchburg have grown together. Promega is not only a great business
providing many jobs; they have a huge impact in the community. They sponsor
many events like the Fitchburg Farmer’s Market and the Agora Art Fair. They
have been involved in a wide range of projects that make Fitchburg a great
place to live and work.
has been with the city over 20 years and his impact is felt everywhere. As the
Economic Development Director, he has been essential in the growth of the city.
Everyone in the business community in Fitchburg, Dane County and throughout the
state know Mike and know how lucky Fitchburg is to have him. The vibrant and
healthy business community in Fitchburg would not exist without Mike.
The awards will
be presented at 5:15 p.m. in the Stoner Prairie Dining Room. The public is
invited to attend.