Government

Notice of Village Board Trustee Vacancy

The Village of West Milwaukee is accepting applications from Village residents for a vacant Trustee position with the term ending April, 2024.  17.24 Vacancies in village offices. (1) Except as provided in s. 9.10, a vacancy in any elective village office may be filled by appointment by a majority of the members of the village board for the residue of the unexpired term or until a special election is held under s. 8.50 (4) (fm) or sub. (2).

The Board of Trustees has elected to appoint a successor Trustee, and the application deadline is Friday, November 12, 2022 at 4:30 pm. The Village Board will meet following the application deadline to review the application(s) and give each applicant three minutes to make an oral presentation. After all applicants have made their presentation to the Board, the President will ask preapproved questions of all applicants.  When presentations are closed, the board shall vote on the nominees.

The Board member responsibilities include, but are not limited to regular meeting attendance and punctuality, submitting agenda items to the committee chair for meetings, reviewing and approving minutes from previous meetings, assuming responsibility for certain activities or projects as appropriate, reviewing supporting materials prior to meetings, and coming prepared to make a thoughtful contribution.

If you are interested, applications are on the Village website www.westmilwaukee.org or contact the Clerk’s office at 414-645-1530 ext. 0 for an application.

The Village Board recognizes the value of the varied experience of its community members and welcomes their expertise in Village Government.  Please note that we are also looking to fill openings on the Plan Commission and the West Milwaukee Community Development Authority.

Pay:  Trustees receive $200 per month which includes regularly scheduled Board meetings held twice monthly on the first and third Monday.

 

Village of West Milwaukee Government

The Village of West Milwaukee General Government operates under an elected president and a six-member Board of Trustee form of government. The offices are elected at large within the Village. The Village President and Trustees are part-time officials and are elected for three years in staggered terms.

All Village Board meetings are held at the Community Centre located at 1345 S. 47th St. The Village Board meets regularly in Committee before the Village Board meeting on the first and third Monday of every month. The regular Village Board meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. in the West Milwaukee Community Centre’. All meetings are open to the public, unless otherwise posted. Meeting notices are posted in the upper lobby of the Village Hall and at the Community Centre.

 

Village President John Stalewski

John.Stalewski@westmilwaukee.org

(414) 645-1530, Extension 126

Chairperson of the Legislative Committee

Chairperson of the Plan Commission

Member of the Tourism Commission

 

Village Trustee Craig Schaefer

Craig.Schaefer@westmilwaukee.org

(414) 645-1530, Extension 130

Chairperson of the Licenses, Zoning, Parks and Building Committee

Member of the Public Safety and Emergency Government Committee

Member of the Health, Housing, Social Services, and Recreation Committee

 

Village Trustee Jane Edgar

Jane.Edgar@westmilwaukee.org

(414) 645-1530, Extension 130

Chairperson of the Health, Housing, Social Services, and Recreation Committee

Member of the Public Works, Recycling and Utilities Committee

Member of the Licenses, Zoning, Parks and Buildings Committee

 

Village Trustee John Ragonese

John.Ragonese@westmilwaukee.org

(414) 645-1530, Extension 130

Chairperson of the Finance, Claims, and Purchases Committee

Member of the Public Safety and Emergency Government Committee

Member of the Personnel and Publicity Committee

 

Village Trustee Mariel Hildenbrand

Mariel.Hildenbrand@westmilwaukee.org

(414) 645-1530, Extension 130

Chairperson of the Personnel and Publicity Committee

Member of the Finance, Claims, and Purchases Committee

Member of the Health, Housing, Social Services, and Recreation Committee

 

Village Trustee Dominic Greenfield

dominic.greenfield@westmilwaukee.org 

(414) 645-1530, Extension 130

Chairperson of the Public Works, Recycling and Utilities Committee

Member of the Finance, Claims, and Purchases Committee

Member of the License, Zoning, Parks, and Building Committee