Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Message from Village President Chris Zellner:

Last night’s Village Board meeting (June 17, 2019) was the perfect example of how government is designed to work. Susan Springman resigned as trustee of the Village Board this past week and was no longer seated as a Board member for the first time in 14 years. She shared her time, expertise and passion for Waunakee as a Trustee and will be deeply missed. However, business must go on. The Village Board had a very good discussion to establish a process for filling the Trustee Vacancy. It is my pleasure to welcome those in our community to consider applying for the position.

Within a week an application form will be made available via the Village website, social media, and at Village Hall. They will be due back to Deputy Administrator / Village Clerk Caitlin Stene by July 15th. After that date I, along with Trustee Joe Zitzelsberger, will interview selected applicants. I and Trustee Zitzelsberger will hold those interviews at an open public meeting (date yet to be determined). Then, as Village President, I will provide a recommended Trustee appointment to the Village Board on or before August 5th.

Anyone with questions about this process or the duties of Village Trustees is welcome to contact Village Administrator Todd Schmidt at tschmidt@waunakee.com or 608-850-8500.