Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
A good friend and a tremendous asset to the Franklin community, Shari Hanneman has decided to step down from the Franklin Plan Commission. Her hard work and dedication will be missed. It's a decision I respect and fully understand. Today's hectic lifestyles and family commitments make volunteering for local commissions and boards rather difficult.
Thank you, Shari for all you have done and continue to do. Good luck to Mayor Taylor in his search for a replacement. I am confident the mayor will make a fine choice.
Here is Shari Hanneman's letter to Mayor Taylor:
October 14th, 2008
Dear Mayor Taylor,
I respectfully ask that you excuse me from my appointment to the Plan Commission effective immediately. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the community in this capacity but I have come to a point at which I am no longer able to do so.
I am at a particular crossroads where it is all but impossible for me to manage my family’s work/school/activity schedule and continue to meet my commitment on the Franklin Plan Commission. My husband works out of state and is frequently travelling. My children are getting older and require more parental oversight with homework and activities. It is clear that my family needs me to be available for them on Thursday evenings rather than leaving them in the care of others.
Likewise, we are currently a single income family and I am spending a good deal of money each month on childcare so I can attend Thursday night meetings. Given the economic climate, our family must make some cutbacks and this is one area that we have identified. Please understand this was a difficult decision to make as I take my responsibilities on the Plan Commission very seriously.
If anyone has questions regarding my departure from the Plan Commission, feel free to refer them directly to me.
Again, I so appreciate the time I have spent on Franklin Plan Commission and I thank you for allowing me this opportunity.
Shari C. Hanneman