Taya Brodin-Hanson, longtime resident, was one of the many voices encouraging Kristy Janigo to run. Brodin-Hanson is a 911 dispatcher and the president and founder of a local mutual aid organization.
“Kristy is a force to be reckoned with,” said Brodin-Hanson. “She’s two things smashed into one, compassion and action."
Public service runs in the family. Janigo hails from rural North Dakota, a middle child of five raised by two public educators. Her mother was also a volunteer EMT, her brother is a law enforcement leader, and her sisters are both in healthcare. Her late grandfather Roland Weisenburger served in the Army in Okinawa in WWII. He was part of the reason why Janigo later joined the military at 17 in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
“I didn’t want to remain a small-town girl without adventures, so I decided to join one of the most diverse and dynamic organizations in this country, the U.S. Army,” said Janigo. “I kept the family legacy of Army service alive in my generation.”
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