4/18/17 – The city of Beaver Dam will soon have a new administrator helming the Community Activities and Services Department. The common council last night approved the hiring of Jana Stephens for the position. Stephens was previously with the city for 12 years, serving as Parks and Rec Director before her departure in 2008 when she took a similar position in Sun Prairie. When Stephens left, it sparked city officials to reevaluate Parks and Rec and the Senior Center and both departments were consolidated into what is now Community Activities and Services. Evonne Boettge, the current head administrator of the department, is retiring after 15 years. Her last day with the city is April 28. Stephens begins her new duties on May 15 with a salary of $64,500 per year.