Onalaska swears in new council members

New common council members appointed in Onalaska

Onalaska swears in new council members

ONALASKA, Wisc. (WKBT) - The Onalaska Common Council swore-in new members on Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

For the first time in Onalaska's council history half the council is comprised of women and they also welcome the first ever Indian woman to serve.

Boondi Iyer representing the 3rd District of Onalaska shared what it's like to be the first woman of color on Onalaska's council. 

"Onalaska is 52 percent women so it just makes sense that half the council is women now. And I'm the first person of color on the council, that's really exciting. Our community is changing, there is more diversity in the community now so again it makes sense."

Iyer has been a resident of Onalaska for 16 years, many of those she has volunteered with the School District, and says she's looking forward to officially work for the city.


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