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Mike Tennis

Mike Tennis

Position: 
Board Trustee
Term Expiration: 
2021

I think the library is important to the community because: libraries are catalysts for learning, offering rich content on shelves, online and through programming.

I was inspired to become a member of the board because: of my participation in the library’s Citizens Task Force that was asked to evaluate a funding proposal that appeared on the November 8, 2016 ballot. While supporting a library expansion, I opposed the referendum and, as a board member, intend to support a more affordable solution for library district taxpayers.

My favorite way to use the library is: includes a) access to popular non-fiction books especially of a business and political nature, b) reading daily issues of the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal for both a global and national perspective on economic matters, and c) sharing my love for learning with my grandchildren exposing them to all that libraries offer for their future.

My favorite book is: the business and self-help classic “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.

Interests/Hobbies: include giving my time and talent in accounting and business consulting to issues impacting the community, our state and our great country, bicycling and family time especially with our four grandchildren.

Education/Degrees:University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, B.B.A. Accounting and Economics

Profession: Semi-Retired CPA offering accounting and business consulting services

Family: Wife, Kathie (a Friends of the Library member), two daughters (speech pathologist, teacher and both mothers), four grandchildren