Lisa Rasmussen

Lisa Rasmussen


Wausau City Council

Elected to Wausau Common Council in April 2008, Rasmussen is beginning her sixth term in public office, having served as council president for four years. She currently serves as Chairperson, Wausau Public Health & Safety Committee; Chairperson, Wausau Finance Committee; Member, Wausau Economic Development Committee; Member, Wausau Capital Improvements & Street Maintenance Committee; Chairperson, Wausau Municipal Airport Committee; and is a Past President of the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School PTO. 

A strong advocate for safe communities and schools, she has spent years developing public policy initiatives and supporting investment in solutions that address drug abuse and related crimes, alcohol abuse and misuse, housing issues, local economic growth and infrastructure maintenance. Rasmussen and her husband Mark have a 13-year-old son, Ryan, who keeps them busy most of the year cheering on his baseball and basketball teams. In her spare time, she enjoys photography and scrapbooking, as well as local events, like outdoor concerts and art exhibits.


We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.