Inclusion Mural Installed in Portland Street Parking Ramp

A mural showcasing what inclusion means to Fond du Lac area
youth is now on display in the Portland Street Parking Ramp in Downtown Fond du

A Leadership Fond du Lac team engaged high school students
in the area as part of the team’s community project – a mural contest beautifying the Portland Street Parking Ramp. The contest invited local 6th
through 12th grade students in the Fond du Lac area to showcase
their artistic talents and show what inclusion in Fond du Lac meant to them. Community
members were then invited to vote on their favorite design after choices were
narrowed down by area leaders.

The winning entry was created by a student from Horace Mann
High School in North Fond du Lac, who said her mural was designed with “many
colors representing how different people come together”, and includes music
notes and other objects “representing things that bring people together.”

The team members for this project included – Carly Cline,
formerly of Lutheran Homes & Health Services, Becky Gusek of National
Exchange Bank & Trust, Audra Hoffmann of Agnesian HealthCare, Ali Klimko of
the City of Fond du Lac, Brian Mand of Aramark, Melissa Meikle of Mid-States
Alumnium and Sarah Spang from Envision Greater Fond du Lac.