Dodge County Board Hears Recruitment Update

(Juneau) The Dodge County Board heard an update Tuesday on efforts to fill key departmental openings. The most notable is the vacant finance director position. County Administrator Cameron Clapper. 

“We have still two leads…individuals who had been previously considered for the position but we had that position open for over a year and things change,” says Clapper. “Two individuals who have demonstrated interest and we’re working through a process with Public Administration Associates regarding those individuals. We hope to have some more positive news within the next month or two.” 

The position has not been filled since last March following the resignation of David Ehlinger. He cited long commutes as his reason for leaving and took a job closer to home as finance director for the city of Stoughton.

Clapper also highlighted several successful recruitments. Including the appointments of Joe Meagher to the emergency management director position, Kris Keith to county treasurer, and Tonia Mindemann to director of human resources.  

The county administrator also touched on the positive staffing developments within the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Andrea Will recently announced that four assistant DA’s have been brought on board and a managing attorney has also been hired with a start date in July. Clapper praised Will’s efforts. 

“[Will] has done a great job of bringing people into those vacancies,” says Clapper. 

Clapper noted that overall, there are 36 active recruitments throughout various departments within the county. He adds that 39 positions have been filled since the beginning of the year.