County Administrator

The County Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer of the County under Wisconsin Statutes §59.18. The County Administrator works under the general supervision of the Administration Committee. The County Administrator administers, directs and coordinates the activities of the County personally or through County departments in accordance with laws and ordinances, policies, goals and objectives established by the County Board.


The Department of Administration oversees a budget over $100 million and a work force of more than 650 employees. The operating budget as well as a five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is developed annually and presented for review and approval by the County Board.

St. Croix County continues to lead growth in the state of Wisconsin with Net New Construction up 2.8%, the 4th highest in the State. Estimates show our population increased to 93,684 residents, making St. Croix County the fastest growing County in the State. These statistics are important as we look at service delivery demands and expectations. The 2023 County Administrator’s Budget focuses on priorities established by the County Board.

2023 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Budget Process

Action Complete By
Capital Project Request for 2025 and Requested changes to Years 2021-2024 due to Finance Director May 2
CIP Team Reviews and Recommends to County Administrator May 27
Departments Report to Committees/Boards CIP Request June
County Administrator Reviews with CIP Team and Makes Final Recommendation July
Resolution Approving CIP Projects August / September

2023 Operating Budget Process

Action Complete By
Committee of the Whole (COTW) - Department Presentations on Future Budget Impacts March 16
Administration Committee Recommends Budget Priorities April
County Board Adopts Budget Priorities May 3
New Position Request due to HR Director June 15
Department Draft Budgets Distribution to Department Heads June 30
Department Heads Initial Budget Request entered in system July 31
County Administrator/Finance Director Reviews Department Budgets with Department Heads August / September
Committees/Boards Review Draft Department Budgets September
County Administrator Presents Preliminary Budget to Admin Committee Final Review and Recommendation Publication Notice to Newspapers 

COTW Budget Presentation
County Board Public Hearing and Adoption of Budget November 1