Kathy Olson

Common Council
Title: Alder, District 1 - Council President
Phone: (608) 836-3362

Alder Kathy McCluskey Olson
Alder Kathy Olson Current Term 
April 2021-April 2023

Number of years served in City of Middleton elected office: First elected in 2015
Number of years lived in Middleton: 32 years.

Work Experience

    ERDMAN Company (2006-2018) Architecture & Engineering Coordinator
    Middleton Cross-Plains Area School District (2000-2006) Para-educator
    Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc. (1980 – 1994) Computer Programmer

Work Outside of City Council
McCluskey Brothers Organic Farms


My husband Steve, married 33 years. Two adult children, Micki and David.

Education & Accreditations 

•Madison College, Computer Programming and attended Edgewood College
•LEED-AP (Leader in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional through the US Green Building Council)
•CAP-OM (Certified Administrative Professional with Organizational Management specialty, through the International Association of Administrative Professionals)

Favorite thing about Middleton

Middleton’s great schools, the award-winning library, beautifully maintained parks and public spaces, the Pheasant Branch Conservancy is a tranquil respite to urban living. Living in downtown Middleton offers so many benefits including being able to walk to many great local restaurants and services. 


My most recent creative outlet is planning my daughter’s upcoming wedding. I always seem to have a home improvement project in the works.  Steve & I also enjoy traveling, entertaining, sewing, and watching the Packers. I have dabbled in beekeeping on my brothers’ farm. 


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