Leadership Changes Announced In Beaver Dam

(Beaver Dam) There has been some turnover in Beaver Dam leadership. Director of Utilities Rob Minnema has accepted another position outside the city. The Common Council Monday night promoted Utilities Foreman Jeremy Klug to replace Minnema. The position oversees water and wastewater along with the storm water utility. Klug came to Beaver Dam in 2013 as the Director of Facilities but stepped down three years later to focus on utilities.

The city also accepted the resignation of Mary Vogl-Rauscher as Community Development Manager. The economic development role is tasked with attracting new businesses and residents to the city, primarily but not necessarily limited to the downtown. There is discussion on tailoring the position to align better with the state’s Main Street program. The mayor says Vogl-Rauscher is stepping back to focus on her two other jobs. She will stay on through Best Dam Fest.

Also Monday night, the administrative committee approved the creation of a subcommittee to determine the top two candidates for the vacant position of City Administrator. The committee is made up of Administrative Committee Chair Zach Zopp, Council President Mike Wissell, and alderpersons Bobbi Marck and Kay Appenfeldt. The committee will forward their primary and secondary choices to the mayor who will make the final decision. The pool will be narrowed on Thursday and interviews are expected to start next month.