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Forward Janesville Ambassadors

Who are the Ambassadors?
The Ambassadors are a group of approximately 50 volunteers who represent Forward Janesville by building connections with members. They can be found at all FJI events to make introductions, answer questions, promote our mission and welcome you with a smile (Look for the volunteers in RED!).

How does this benefit me and my business?
As a member of Forward Janesville, your business/organization is assigned an Ambassador. He/she is your liaison to Forward Janesville and will provide you with important updates, remind you about upcoming events, answer questions about the benefits of your membership, and much more. Your Ambassador is your personal information source for anything Forward Janesville related!

Who can join?
Any Forward Janesville member in good standing can interview with members of the Action Team (leadership team) to be considered as an Ambassador.

When does the group meet?
The Ambassador meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month and alternate between 7:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 4:00 pm (meetings last approximately 1 hour).


Interested in becoming a Forward Janesville Ambassador, contact Jenny Tschudy at  Already an Ambassador? Click here for the latest Ambassador Handbook and regular updates.


Anna Litzkow
Event Coordinator, Bodacious Shops of Block 42

What motivated you to become an Ambassador? As a new member of the Janesville community, I am eager to meet folks and actively participate in local activities. As COVID presents new challenges in the way that we interact with one another, I feel fortunate to be jumping in and learning how I can best work as a liaison between Forward Janesville, Chamber members, and fellow residents of Janesville!

What is your favorite thing about Janesville? So far, I think that the thing I’ve enjoyed most has been seeing how local leaders speak about Janesville, and the direction in which the city is going. It is clear that folks truly care about helping the city to thrive – from investing in the downtown area to making sure to spread the word about small businesses. It feels great to be joining a community who cares.

What are your favorite hobbies? To be honest, my favorite hobby is focusing on my mental and physical wellness! These aren’t subjects that I was specifically taught to focus on during my upbringing. Now, as mom to a 4-yr-old daughter, I see the importance of being cognizant of my well-being and helping to teach her how to be “well”, too!

If there is one area of change in Janesville that you could influence, what would it be? I would love to help normalize conversation – period! It is my belief that communication can solve just about every issue in this world. I look forward to helping encourage conversations that may allow members of the business (and general) community feel even more connected and included in their city.

Tell us about your family. We’re small! My family includes myself, my 4-year-old daughter Josie, and our kitten, Solita (which means “little sun” in Spanish).