2007 - 2008 LEGISLATURE
March 4, 2008 - Introduced by Senators Sullivan, Taylor, Darling and Roessler,
cosponsored by Representatives Cullen, Jeskewitz, Grigsby, Kessler and
Albers. Referred to Committee on Senate Organization.
SJR98,1,2 1Relating to: commending Mayor Theresa M. Estness on her career and service to
2the citizens of Wisconsin.
SJR98,1,53 Whereas, Mayor Theresa Estness of Wauwatosa has served her community as
4mayor since 2000 and was an alderwoman for ten years before her election to that
5office; and
SJR98,1,86 Whereas, during Mayor Estness's tenure as mayor, Wauwatosa has had large
7economic growth and prosperity, has become one of the leading business centers in
8Wisconsin, and has attracted large employers to the city; and
SJR98,1,129 Whereas, Mayor Estness has always confronted the challenges that
10Wauwatosa faces in an effective, pragmatic way that represents the mindset of her
11community, whether those issues be economic development, crime, or the
12administration of city government; and
SJR98,2,213 Whereas, Mayor Estness worked to preserve Wauwatosa's historic character,
14its neighborhoods, village business district, its parks and green spaces, maintained
15and developed the strength of Mayfair Mall as a premier Wisconsin retail center, and

1was a strong leader in recovering from natural disaster and prevention of further
2flood damage; and
SJR98,2,63 Whereas, Mayor Estness will be stepping down after eight years as the mayor
4of Wauwatosa, and 18 total years in city government in Wauwatosa, leaving
5Wauwatosa a much better and successful community than when she was first
6elected; and
SJR98,2,97 Whereas, throughout her career, Mayor Estness has conducted herself with
8integrity, dignity, and professionalism, and served Wauwatosa with honor and
9distinction; now, therefore, be it
SJR98,2,12 10Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the members of the
11Wisconsin legislature commend Mayor Theresa Estness on her career, dedication,
12accomplishments, and service to the citizens of Wisconsin; and be it further
SJR98,2,14 13Resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint
14resolution to Mayor Theresa Estness.
SJR98,2,1515 (End)