Amy Lazere was sworn in as the newest member of the St. Francis City Council at its Nov. 19 meeting. She will be completing the remaining half of the term of a council seat left vacant when LeRoy Schaffer resigned in July 2011.
Lazere, who has lived in St. Francis since 2002, said she decided to run for the council because she wanted to be more involved in the community and wanted to bring new ideas and energy to the council.
“I believe the city has had lots of negative press in the last couple of years and I want to bring back the focus on the positive and good things our city has to offer,” she said.
Lazere has worked in the financial industry for 17 years and recently decided to pursue a career in real estate with Coldwell Banker Burnet. “My knowledge and expertise will be a great asset to the city of St. Francis,” she said.
She plans to work closely with St. Francis business owners to attract new business and growth to the community, Lazere said.
“I believe in hard work and will do my best to bring in a new perspective in our local government,” she Lazere.
Lazere, 35, is also a cofounder of the St. Francis Area Chamber of Commerce. She is married and has two children.