Waukesha County

ABOUT THE STANDING COMMITTEES

Much of the county board’s work is conducted through the board's seven standing committees. The executive, finance and human resources committees deal with administrative policy matters. The other committees are concerned with policy matters affecting public services.   Committees review ordinances, resolutions, budgets and reports that may be forwarded to the board for approval.  Supervisors also serve on boards, commissions and requests for proposals selection committees.  

According to County Code Article VI, the County Board of Supervisors engages in the annual operating budget review and capital plan review processes. The standing committees conduct county board policy review and public hearings and then convey proposed budget amendments and budget issues to the finance committee, who prepares any budget amendments for consideration by the full county board of supervisors. The County Board deliberates on the annual budget with consideration of amendments proposed by the finance committee, followed by amendments proposed by standing committees, and followed by amendments proposed by individual supervisors.  In the annual capital plan review process, the five-year capital plan is distributed to the appropriate county board standing committees for review and recommendations to the executive committee, who presents a resolution to the county board to adopt the five-year capital plan. The county board may add or delete projects or make changes to projects and their scheduling by majority vote.  Capital budget appropriations shall be made in conjunction with the adoption of the annual operating budget.

Committees oversee the following departments: 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

UW-Extension
Federated Library System

Members:
Paul Decker (Chair)
James Heinrich (1st Vice Chair)
Dave Swan (2nd Vice Chair)
Peter Wolff (Secretary)
Larry Nelson
Christine Howard
David Zimmermann 

View the County Code for Executive Committee

View Executive Committee Agendas and Minutes

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Department of Administration (DOA)
Treasurer

Members:
James Heinrich (Chair)
Duane Paulson (Vice Chair) 
Thomas Michalski (Secretary)
Timothy Dondlinger 
Richard Morris
Ted Wysocki
Steve Whittow

View the County Code for Finance Committee

View Finance Committee Agendas and Minutes

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Health & Human Services

Members:
Christine Howard (Chair)
Duane Paulson (Vice Chair)
Robert Kolb (Secretary)
Darlene Johnson
Jeremy Walz
Chuck Wood
William Zaborowski

View the County Code for Health & Human Services Committee

View Health & Human Services Agendas and Minutes

HUMAN RESOURCES

County Executive
County Board
County Clerk
Corporation Counsel


Members:
Larry Nelson (Chair)
Michael Crowley (Vice Chair)
Jeremy Walz (Secretary)
Jim Batzko
Jennifer Grant
Thomas Michalski
William Mitchell

View the County Code for Human Resources Committee

View Human Resources Agendas and Minutes

LAND USE, PARKS & ENVIRONMENT

Department of Parks & Land Use
Register of Deeds


Members:
David Zimmermann (Chair)
William Mitchell (Vice Chair)
Keith Hammitt (Secretary)
Kathleen Cummings
Robert Kolb
Thomas Schellinger 
Ted Wysocki

View the County Code for Land Use, Parks & Environment Committee

View Land Use, Parks & Environment Agendas and Minutes

JUDICIARY & LAW ENFORCEMENT

Emergency Preparedness Department 
Sheriff’s Department
District Attorney
Circuit Court Services
Medical Examiner

Members:
Peter Wolff (Chair)
Kathleen Cummings (Vice Chair)
Jennifer Grant (Secretary)
Jim Batzko
Michael Crowley
Timothy Dondlinger
William Zaborowski

View the County Code for Judiciary & Law Enforcement Committee

View Judiciary & Law Enforcement Agendas and Minutes

PUBLIC WORKS

Department of Public Works

Members: 
David Swan (Chair)
Keith Hammitt (Vice Chair) 
Richard Morris (Secretary)
Darlene Johnson 
Thomas Schellinger 
Steve Whittow
Chuck Wood

View the County Code for Public Works Committee

View Public Works Agendas and Minutes

 

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