Email Lyssa.Beyer@patch.com Phone 262.237.1885
Hometown Kimberly, WI
Birthday July 8
Bio Lyssa Beyer graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with 2 bachelor's degrees, one in Print Journalism and the second in Spanish. She interned in the online department for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and also spent a year as a copy editor for the Green Bay Press Gazette. Lyssa also wrote many articles as a freelance writer and reporter for publications in Florida and Minnesota. She maintained a blog about beer and microbreweries both while living in Milwaukee and Green Bay. These days, she still likes trying new beers, loves vacations and time spent at the beach or exploring nature and, as a health and exercise enthusiast, successfully completed her first half-marathon in May (more where that came from). She is also currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Internet Marketing degree from the Florida Institute of Technology (don't worry, classes are all online, so I'll still be covering the news here!)
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What do you think are the most important issues facing the community? Port Washington and Saukville are communities full of history and character. The communities work hard to preserve their culture while still being part of the larger Milwaukee metro area. Programs such as the Character Counts initiatives between the two communities and the school district show off the pride the communities have for the type of people they create. Residents deserve to know what city and school officials are doing to uphold these standards, as well as be informed of unpredictable news and events happening in the community.