Wayzata Resident is Recognized for 30 Years of Contribution
Making a name for herself after 20 years of writing, Bette Hammel has assisted in writing three books about iconic Twin Cities houses, including many columns and articles. She specialized in writing the details on almost every major commercial building in the area. At the age of 88, Hammel keeps on contributing to one of Minnesota’s most well known writers.
Hammel currently serves on a number of civic groups, helping shape Wayzata the city’s lakefront in her 30 years there. She loves living in her condo in the community, and makes herself available to the area for any assistance. According to the Star Tribune, another resident is a big fan of Bette and her contributions, “We refer to Bette as ‘the unsinkable Bette Hammel,’ ” said Karen Melvin of Plymouth, a friend and architecture photographer who describes Hammel as a “feisty, determined little Irish lady” who easily connects with people. “She inspires just about everybody she comes in contact with.”
With a rich Wayzata history, Hammel is still going strong. Her love of architecture and writing has described historic buildings for everyone to enjoy. Her passion will live on for many years to come. After living in Wayzata for a few decades, she is still an activist and journalist.