Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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The Administrative Committee is a standing committee of Common Council. Its membership consists of seven council members who are appointed by the Mayor each year. This committee reviews financial and administrative issues pertaining to the city, along with items relating to finance, insurance, licensing and human resources.

Committee members were named on April 17, 2019 and they will serve until April, 2020:

Alderperson Kara Nelson, Chair Alderperson Jaclyn Shelton Alderperson Mick Fischer
Alderperson Kay Appenfeldt Alderperson Kevin Burnett Alderperson David Hansen
Alderperson Ken Anderson

Contact information can be found on the staff directory below.

The Board of Appeals is comprised of five voting members, one alternate member, and three non-voting members. Terms are for three years.  The Board meets the third Wednesday of the month at 3:30PM in Room 54 of City Hall. They hear appeals from the city's rules for lot and building setbacks, heights, sign placement and dimensions, and similar matters.

Heidi Freeby 4/19/2022 Kay Appenfeldt 2/15/2021

Mike Wissell (Chair)


Bruce Gall (Alternate) 2/15/2021
Lowell Peck 2/15/2021


John Moosereiner (Inspection Services) non-voting member Jeff Wiswell (Board Secretary) non-voting member
Becky Glewen (Mayor) non-voting member

This board is comprised of five members with resident members having a one-year term. The Board of Review typically meets from the 2nd Monday in May for a duration of thirty days. The purpose of the Board of Review is to hear and rule on property tax assessment appeals.

Member terms expire: 12/31/19

Becky Glewen Mayor
Jeff Wiswell City Clerk, Secretary for Committee
Glen Link Resident Member
Dan Hilbert Resident Member
Sionag Black Resident Member

This committee is comprised of a chairperson and seven members, including three resident appointees. The Community Development Committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30p.m. in Room 54 in the Municipal Building. The committee's purpose is to review matters relating to development of private projects around the city, and they hear and consider project proposals advanced by the Beaver Dam Area Development Corporation.

Member terms end 5/1/20 unless otherwise noted below.

Alderperson David Hansen Chair person
Alderperson Kay Appenfeldt Member
Mary Vogl-Rauscher Member
Pam Korth Member
Linda Chipman Member
Richard Zieman Member
Philip Fritsche (Chamber of Commerce) Member - term ends 5/1/21
Ric Fiegel Member

The Housing Authority is comprised of a chairperson and four members. It provides oversight and policy guidance to those administering the city's Community Development Block Grant. It meets periodically.

VACANT Chairperson
Alderman Mick Fischer Aldermanic member
Terry Zimmerlee Citizen member
Mike Wissell Citizen member
Mark Heuer Citizen member
Is comprised of a President; Superintendent of Schools Designee; an Alderperson; and six members at-large, all with a three year term.  The Library Board meets on the Friday before the third Monday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Library Conference Room, 311 North Spring Street. The board provides oversight and policy guidance for library operations, including the library's endowment investment policy.
James Flynn, President Samantha Stam, Member
Steve Hannan, Vice President Beth Jewell, Member
John Haider, Financial Secretary Mary Vogl-Rauscher, Member
Sandra Garbowicz, Superintendent of Schools Designee Tina Pawicz, Member
Jane Loizzo, Alderperson Ward 8

The Landmark Commission is comprised of five voting members, two alternate members and three non-voting members. After the initial terms of the newly-formed commission expire, citizen terms are three years in length; alderperson terms are one year in length. The Commission meets the first Wednesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. at 108 Beltline Dr. in the conference room. The Commission performs duties of designating and regulating historic landmarks pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes as related to Historical Landmarks.

Members: Expires Alternates: Expires
Michael Firchow, Chairperson 6/30/20 Mark Murphy 6/30/20
Jessalyn Braun 4/30/21 Glen Link 6/30/21
Kate Schneider 4/30/21
Ruth Metz 4/30/21
Dean Mueller 6/30/19
Non-voting Members:
Ritchie Piltz, Secretary Becky Glewen, Mayor Maryann Schacht, City Attorney John Moosreiner, Inspection Services

Police and Fire Commission

Effective May 7, 2019

Name Position Phone Email Address Address Term End Date
Jeffry Kohman Chairman 920-344-6106 800 S. Spring St. 5/1/2023
John Oathout 920-219-0077 1201 Gomer Dr. 5/1/2024
Gary Spielman 920-344-0281 1208 Hiawatha Drive 5/1/2022
Casey Carney 920-887-2221 111 Cleveland St. 5/1/2021
Nancy Conley 920-210-2955 1115 Homestead Rd. #8 5/1/2020
John Kuzniewicz Non-Voting Member N7100 Marlow Road

MC 2.60.130: The police and fire commission shall be composed of five residents of the city. Qualifications and responsibilities of the members of the police and fire commission shall be as established by Section 62.13 of the Wisconsin Statutes. (Ord. 61-4074 §1 (part), 1967; prior code §2.03(13).)

SS 62.13 (1) Commissioners: Except as provided in sub. (2m), each city shall have a board of police and fire commissioners consisting of 5 citizens, 3 of whom shall constitute a quorum. The mayor shall annually, between the last Monday of April and the first Monday of May, appoint in writing to be filed with the secretary of the board, one member for a term of 5 years. No appointment shall be made which will result in more than 3 members of the board belonging to the same political party. The board shall keep a record of its proceedings.

62.13(3)Chiefs. The board shall appoint the chief of police and the chief of the fire department, who shall hold their offices during good behavior, subject to suspension or removal by the board for cause.

62.13(4)Subordinates. (a) The chiefs shall appoint subordinates subject to approval by the board. Such appointments shall be made by promotion when this can be done with advantage, otherwise from an eligible list provided by examination and approval by the board and kept on file with the clerk.

The above information is a partial listing of duties assigned to the Police and Fire Commission who has authority to hire, fire and discipline under Wisconsin Statutes 62.13. For complete information visit the State of Wisconsin website at:

The Operations Committee is a standing committee of Common Council. Its membership consists of seven council members who are appointed by the Mayor each year. This committee offers policy guidance to the city's utilities, infrastructure, parks development and maintenance and oversight of the city's physical plan. It includes a role as the city's Water Commission.

Committee members were appointed on April 19, 2019 and will serve until April, 2020.

Alderperson Cris Olson Alderperson Jack Yuds Alderperson Therese Henriksen (Chair)
Alderperson Mary Morgan Alderperson Jon Abfall Alderperson Dan Doyle
Alderperson Jane Loizzo

The Plan Commission is comprised of a Chairperson and Secretary with seven voting members and two non-voting members. The terms are differentiated. The Plan Commission typically meets the 4th Wednesday every month in Council Chambers of the Municipal Building. It hears matters including new development projects, land use plans, comprehensive planning, rezoning petitions and similar matters.

Mayor Becky Glewen, Chairperson Ritchie Piltz, Engineering Coordinator, Secretary Bill Schwartz
Mary Morgan Jan Loizzo Mark Heuer
Bev Beal Loeck Jon Moosereiner, non-voting member Maryann Schacht, non-voting member

The tourism committee is made up of one alderperson for a one year term; representing the Common Council on this Chamber of Commerce committee. This committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8:30 am in the Chamber of Commerce building.


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