Cedarburg names development panel members
Council created development group in September

By Dave Fidlin - News Graphic Correspondent

Dec. 10, 2015

CEDARBURG — On the heels of its recent creation, city of Cedarburg officials are in the process of naming members to a newly formed panel dedicated to economic growth within the community.

The Common Council on Nov. 30 appointed seven people to the community development authority, a body that will take up an assortment of issues around the overarching theme of economic development. The council in mid-September created an ordinance that officially formed the CDA.

Two of the seven members — Mayor Kip Kinzel and Alderman Mitch Regenfuss — will represent the Common Council. Dale Lythjohan, general manager of Cedarburg Light & Water, also has been named to the panel.

Two residents with business backgrounds also are joining the CDA: Eric Arvold, senior vice president and client service director with Columbia Wanger Asset Management, and Andy Dettro, a commercial real estate developer.

Rounding out the panel are two sitting members of the city’s separate, but related, Economic Development Board: Joe Kassander and Eric Stelter, both of whom operate businesses in the community.

A specific timetable was not revealed for the CDA’s first meeting, but it will likely occur at some point early in 2016.