(Beaver Dam) After about six months on the job, the city of Beaver Dam’s Finance Director has resigned. Jeff Wiswell submitted his letter of resignation on Tuesday, effective immediately. According to the press release from Mayor Becky Glewen, Wiswell said that his decision was based on a “combination of family matters and the understanding that his professional expertise is better suited for a public administration position.” Glewen noted that the resignation presents a (quote) “obvious challenge” buts says she is confident that the city can “collectively get through this situation.” Wiswell was hired in April to replace longtime Director of Administration John Somers, who had been with the city since 1996. Wiswell is the latest of a series of departures of major department heads this year. Most recently, in September, City Engineering Coordinator Ritchie Piltz announced that he is leaving to take a similar job in Watertown.
Press release from Mayor Becky Glewen:
“On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Jeff Wiswell gave his immediate resignation as Finance Director/Clerk for the City of Beaver Dam.
In Mr. Wiswell’s letter of resignation he informed the Mayor that his decision was due to a combination of family matters and the understanding that his professional expertise is better suited for a public administration position.
Although this is an obvious challenge I’m confident we will collectively get through this situation and thank you all for your continued efforts to make Beaver Dam the best place to live, work and play in this region. If you have questions please feel free to contact myself or Attorney Schacht.”