Public Issue Series: Who Should Run City Hall?

In April, voters in the city of Wausau will participate in an advisory referendum on whether to reduce the mayor’s position to part-time and transfer administrative and operational duties from the mayor to a city administrator.

To help voters sift through the issue, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service will present a panel discussion on, “Mayor vs. Administrator: Who Should Run City Hall?”

The program will be held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at the UW Center for Civic Engagement, James F. Veninga Theater, 625 Stewart Avenue, Wausau.

Panelists include past and present city leaders, as well as an expert in the area of public administration. A public Q&A will follow the panel discussion.

Panelists include:

  • Ken Day, Marathon County Board supervisor
  • Dr. Steven Hintz, UW-Oshkosh – professor of public administration
  • Linda Lawrence, former Wausau mayor
  • John Robinson, Marathon County Board supervisor, former Wausau mayor
  • Keene Winters, Wausau City Council member
    Moderator for the panel will be Robert Mentzer, Wausau Daily Herald engagement editor.

Program sponsors include Daily Herald Media, Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce, Wisconsin Public Radio and WIPPS.

RSVPs, while not required, are greatly appreciated.

Click here to RSVP.

For more information, contact Connie Nikolai at connie.nikolai@uwc or 715-261-6368.