Waukesha County

CHAIRMAN

PAUL L. DECKER

PDecker@waukeshacounty.gov
325 Parkview Court
Hartland, WI 53029-2443

Cell: 414-745-3919

District 13

City of Delafield, Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14
Village of Hartland
Village of Nashotah

 


Currently serves as Chair of the Executive Committee
Wisconsin Workforce Development Association Board, Criminal Justice Collaborating Council, Courthouse Security and Facilities Committee, Waukesha County Technical College Board Selection Committee, Wisconsin Counties Association Board of Directors, Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board


Paul Louis Decker was born in Port Washington as the oldest of five in a working class family. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, did continuing educations for many years and completed his Master of Science in Management at Cardinal Stritch University in 2006.

Paul started his business career with Xerox in Chicago and learned much about the value of treating people with dignity.  During his career, he has worked extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He had the good fortune to work for companies that allowed him to learn, advance and become a successful executive known for his vision, leadership qualities, and enthusiasm to learn.

20 years ago, Paul’s life took an abrupt turn when a large tumor was found in his right lung that was confirmed to be cancerous, which was a complete surprise since he had never smoked. It was considered late stage and had moved to his lymph nodes. Statistics and doctors indicated a very low chance of survival past 5 years.

Once through the arduous recovery from extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment, Paul built a new life and business career. He helped his community by serving on the Boards of Stillwaters and the American Cancer Society. As a member of Rotary International, serving as District Governor, he worked with community leaders in 60 clubs in Southeastern Wisconsin to build stronger local and international communities. He also served on the Planning Commission for the Village of Hartland.

As an Instructor in the Small Business Center at WCTC for over 15 years, Paul has fostered entrepreneurship and business growth, while being recognized in the College’s Hall of Fame. Recreationally he enjoys golfing, gardening, hiking, cooking, wine collecting, and spending time with his wife, Dr. Paula Decker, friends and family.

The Workforce Development Board provides career exploration resources for job seekers as well as employee development and workforce retention for business owners.  Check it out: 

Decker taking part in 1000 Books Before Kindergarden. 
Discover more about this Bridges Library System program:  


Decker at the County Airport's Terminal Ribbon Cutting 


Find Out More About District 13

This is a beautiful place to live that offers so much to its residents! Check out what recreation programs are now available, the local library, community events, wonderful parks, and so much more!



Decker with the Muskego Chamber of Commerce



Decker with former County Executive Vrakas & County Executive Farrow at UW-Waukesha



Decker at the Public Policy Forum Salute to Local Leaders with Rick Gundrum, Chair of the Washington County Board and Lee Schlenvogt, Chair of the Ozaukee County Board