Alderman Ned Dorff
In a month when the whole country is looking at Green Bay, Wisconsin for its winning football team, we thought we would take a look around to see what other winner we might find.
So please meet our "Rookie of the Month." Alderman Ned Dorff is serving his first term on the Green Bay City Council, representing one of Green Bay's more progressive districts.
In his first months in office, Alderman Ned Dorff faced a battle with a "tea bagger" over domestic partner benefits, helped bring a new roller coaster to Green Bay's Bay Beach, worked to pass a budget with no tax increase that not only saved but increased the number of city ice rinks, and managed to thoughfully and effectively deal with a heated zoning request for a new mosque in his district. And you thought Green Bay had nothing going on but football and ice fishing!
A Wellstone Action Alumni, Ned Dorff is demonstrating poise and maturity in office. An effective communicator, Dorff is winning fans.
Prior to taking office in 2011, Dorff worked as a Special Education Teacher in the the Green Bay Area Public Schools, and served as President of the Downtown Neighborhood Association. Ned Dorff has a passion for sustainable development and community gardens, and is working to bring an organic food co-op to downtown Green Bay.
We think Ned Dorff is a DMO to watch in a state that suffered some terrible hits this past year. We'll be watching his career. DMO is proud to name Green Bay Wisonsin's 7th Ward Alderman Ned Dorff as our DMO of the Month.