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Hauan Wants to Make Thompson Even Better

By Kaylee Schuermann, Winn-Worth Betco Marketing Director
Thompson welcomed a new mayor, Mike Hauan, last November who is looking forward to
“improving the quality and life of Thompson.”
The city is working on one major project: the water department. It has completed the first phase,
water treatment, and are moving into the second phase of repainting the water tower, running
new service lines and repairing the lagoon. Hauan is also working on putting together a city-wide
clean up.
He describes his time in the position so far as “very enlightening,” explaining that there are a lot
of aspects as mayor that a lot of people don’t understand or know about like budgeting.
Hauan was a write-in on the voting ballot; while he was not seeking the position out on his own,
he agreed that he would do it if voted in. “I always love a challenge,” Hauan explained. “It’s a
new adventure; it’s a new intriuge for me.”
When not taking care of his responsibilities as mayor, he likes to work with the four businesses
he is involved in, including Lake Mills Motor Sports, Inc. in Lake Mills and Algona. He also
sponsors local race car drivers and is looking to take up golfing.
His favorite part of his job is getting to interact with the community, particularly the city
maintenance workers and the city clerk to figure out the next step to take to improve the city.
“These small towns, they just need confidence that you are there to do their best interest,” said
Hauan.

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