Village of Caledonia 5043 Chester Lane, Racine, WI 53402

Jay Benkowski


  • Married 31 years, 2 adult children
  • Managing Partner, Benkowski Properties
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Industrial Design
  • St Thomas More HS Alumnus

Civic Service

  • Neighborhood Work Group W-2 Member, Town of Caledonia
  • Neighborhood Work Group Rural Area Member, Town of Caledonia
  • Caledonia Conservancy Volunteer
  • Member, Zoning and Density Code Update Work Group, South Milwaukee
  • Vice Chair/Chairman, South Milwaukee Blue Ribbon Committee on Economic Development
  • Commission Member, South Milwaukee 2020 Comprehensive Plan Work Group
  • Vice Chair/Chairman, Committee for Historical Preservation, South Milwaukee
  • Member South Milwaukee 2035 Comprehensive Plan Work Group
  • Member, Downtown Work Group, South Milwaukee Central Business District
  • Member, Downtown Advisory Committee Work Group, South Milwaukee
  • Treasurer, South Milwaukee Community and Business Assocation
  • Committee Member, "Evening on the Avenue" fundraising event for the South Milwaukee Central Business District
  • Board Member, "Growing South Milwaukee" Community Garden
  • Imaginarium Children's Museum, Racine "Visioneering" Committee
  • Member, Site Selection Committee for Annual Historic Designation, Milwaukee Historical Society

Elective History

  • Elected Trustee No. 1 Village Board in 2017


  • Caledonia Storm Water Commission
  • Racine County Board of Health