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Wausau's Mayor Faced Unique Challenges in Her First Year

City of Wausau Website

Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg is about to close out her first year on the job in what has without question been a year of learning on the fly. 

She says the year has been a "Great equalizer" for new Mayors like herself and those who have been in the position a long time.

“Nobody has had to deal with this, not since the early 1900’s.  So I’m calling up people who have been mayors for a while and (asking) how are you dealing with these things and they’re like your guess is as good as mine”, said Rosenberg.

She says her top priority this year has been to lead the city by example.

“It’s challenging.  I want to see my parents… I want to see my family… I want to not have to wear a mask everywhere, but it’s really important that we keep it up even as we start to hear that a vaccine is coming”

She says as vaccines roll out there is still no hard timeline for when things will return to "normal".