Public Forum: Debate continues-Wausau mayor vs. administrator issue

WAUSAU — Most of the panelists at a Tuesday forum on whether Wausau should hire an administrator to help run the city had their minds made up before the forum began — but not all of the 150 people who attended the forum left with a clear answer.

Don Hermanson, for example, a former political science professor and long-time Wausau resident, said that he hasn’t ruled one way or the other and doesn’t know how he will vote in an April 7 referendum asking residents if they want to change their form of government.

The challenges facing Wausau require leadership, he said, not necessarily from a mayor or from an administrator.