Who Are You? with Caitlin Stene, Village of Waunakee, WI

Posted on January 8, 2016

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Caitlin Stene (LinkedIn and Twitter) is the Assistant Village Administrator / Human Resources Manager for the Village of Waunakee, WI. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas Masters of Public Administration program.2c54ea6

Complete the following sentences.

In 2016, I will….

Read more professional development books and travel! 

I joined ELGL because…..

Joining was recommended by several peers.

One thing you should know about my hometown is…

That Woodbury, MN is a lovely place to raise a family! 

If I had to buy a Fathead, I would buy…


A Jayhawk! Rock Chalk! 

You should probably know that I…. 

have a one-eyed rescue dog named Ditto, he is a Lhasa Apso mixed with a little something else!

Do you agree/disagree with the following statement(s)……Explain….

It’s better to be courageous than popular.

Completely agree. Being courageous means you are thinking for yourself! 

Local government has recovered from the recession.

Disagree, we are seeing signs of recovery but not totally recovered.

I remember the days of Trapper Keepers and the overhead projector.

Agree, I am left handed so I remember the days of overhead projector marker residue on the outside of my hand from trying to write on one. And in middle school I had a Trapper Keeper.

Improving walkability should be a priority for cities. 

Agree, I think walkability is important to help a community be more accessible and safe! 

I envision running for mayor or council one day. 

Disagree, I am comfortable and happy being on the administration side and have no intention of being an elected official.

Local government should expect more from employees.

Agree/Disagree. I think all employers, public or private, should have high expectations for their employees including an expectation of high performance and productivity. But I also think it is important for an employer to encourage and expect an appropriate work-life balance for all employees.

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