Washington County Hosts Community Baby Shower
01/20/2023
The community is invited to participate in a Baby Shower to benefit Seed of Hope Center in celebration of their 30th Anniversary serving the community! Seed of Hope Center is a non-profit organization in West Bend that offers free programs and a Baby Boutique of items for women seeking crisis pregnancy help.
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Results of Audit of Nov.2022 General Election
12/07/2022
Washington County has completed a hand count audit of the top two races on the November 8, 2022 general election ballot. County Clerk Ashley Reichert and County Executive Josh Schoemann asked the County Board’s Executive Committee in September to approve the Strategic Priority funds to support the audit after ballots were printed and voting machines were programmed. The funds were approved (not to exceed $50,000) and the audit commenced December 5.
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UWM-Washington County Campus Task Force
11/28/2022
In light of the recent announcement from the University of Wisconsin System that the UW-Platteville Richland Campus will close next fall, County Executive Josh Schoemann would like to provide an update on the status of the UWM-Washington County Campus Task Force he created in May of 2021. Demographic trends on lower student enrollments prompted a proactive evaluation of how best to sustain the campus.
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Schoemann Appointed to National Housing Task Force
11/10/2022
County Executive Josh Schoemann has been appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Housing Task Force, comprised of over 30 county leaders from across the United States. The group will identify county-led solutions and innovations for addressing America’s housing affordability and stability crisis.
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Anti-Crime Plan Referendum Results
11/09/2022
County Executive Josh Schoemann issued the following message to Washington County residents after the Anti-Crime Plan referendum was rejected by voters:
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Family Promise Expansion
10/26/2022
Family Promise of Washington County (FPWC) operates an adult homeless shelter – Karl’s Place on E. Water Street, and a family shelter –The Promise Center, on Elm Street in West Bend. They are planning to expand their footprint and services on E. Water St. to operate entirely out of this facility to create more accessible and coordinated services for the homeless in Washington County
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Strengthening Response to Drug Endangered Children
10/12/2022
New County-Wide Protocol Strengthens Response to Drug Endangered Children The collaboration among all involved agencies will provide early intervention, coordinated investigation, assessment of safety, and the provision of supportive services to victims and their families.
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Town Hall Meetings on Referendum
10/04/2022
County Executive Josh Schoemann and Sheriff Martin Schulteis will hold five Community Town Hall Meetings at locations around the county to provide details about the Washington County Anti-Crime Plan that will be a referendum on the November 8 ballot.
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Schoemann Appoints Samaritan Campus Administrator
09/08/2022
County Executive Josh Schoemann has appointed Matt Furno as the new Samaritan Campus Administrator to replace outgoing administrator Taya Walk, who submitted her resignation effective September 30, 2022.
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Surging Fentanyl Crisis
08/01/2022
County Executive Josh Schoemann and Sheriff Martin Schulteis joined Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson today to address the surging fentanyl crisis in our community.
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Elected to Board of Govt Info Processing Assn
08/20/2021
Washington County’s Assistant IT Director Elected to the Board of the Governmental Information Processing Association of Wisconsin
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Appointed Member of Wisconsin Cyber Response Team
08/12/2021
West Bend, WI – Washington County is excited to announce that Joel Woppert, the county’s Information Security Officer and IT Infrastructure Manager, was recently appointed to the Wisconsin Cyber Response Team.
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Law 84 to Update Marriage Document Requirements
West Bend, WI – In a show of support for increased customer service to Wisconsinites seeking marriage licenses, Governor Evers signed Act 84 on November 5, 2021, which amends the current law to make certain the chain of records is maintained, ensures accurate information is utilized on marriage licenses, and allows the filing of a marriage license in any county.
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