Lauren Ward

Lauren Ward is a twenty-year resident of Door County and is the Managing Director of Write On, Door County, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization located in Fish Creek. Ward spent fifteen years as a secondary English teacher and coach at Gibraltar Area Schools, before pursuing a career in organizational administration.

Ward has over two decades of experience serving on committees and educational boards, recognizing that civic engagement is critical for building a healthy and thriving community.


Ward has a B.E. in Secondary English Education from the University of Dayton, a M.A. in English Literature and Composition from Morehead State University, and an M.B.A. in Educational Leadership from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Her education has opened her up to the values of both language and education, as well as grassroots organizing and change management. She lives in Sister Bay with her husband Travis, and their children Finn, Margaret, and Lochlan.

“When I made a career change and lost access to consortium healthcare coverage through my previous employer, I was overwhelmed by the prospect of finding a solution for my family. What I discovered as a member of Common Ground, was not only high-quality healthcare administered by good people in an outstanding organization, but an ethos and mission that was closely aligned with my own set of values. Being of service to others is one of my most deeply held priorities. I see service on the Common Ground Board of Directors as a direct way to both serve people in Wisconsin and Door County, and also to serve an organization who fundamentally cares about the health and well being of its members.”

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