State of Walworth County - Dave Bretl, County Administrator
Friday, May 17, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (CDT)
Over the past several years, municipalities have been faced with many challenges. Find out how Walworth County has dealt with those challenges, and what lay ahead for us.
David Bretl, Walworth County Administrator, will join WCEDA on May 17 to give his annual State of the County presentation. Each year Dave touches on county initiatives, finances, and future planning. Even through this sluggish economic recovery, Walworth County has maintained it fiscal discipline while making sure to invest in its future growth.
“We have a solid infrastructure, including the judicial center that opened in 2005, the government center with the renovations and moving of the Elkhorn police department there instead of buying a new station, the Lakeland Health Care Center and Lakeland School. These are real assets,” Bretl said. “Our facilities are in good shape, and that wasn’t always the case. Since I’ve been here, we’ve replaced or renovated most of them. We borrowed to build, but starting in 2009, we started seeing our debt service going down, so we’re paying our mortgages.”
The county also took several internal measures in an attempt to balance its books, including a hiring freeze that had been in place since October 2010. It has emphasized intergovernmental cooperation with municipalities and agencies, trying to find common interests and ways to be more efficient and thus take advantage of opportunities to save money.
Join us on Friday May 17, to hear Dave Bretl's updates since last year, and learn how the County is withstanding the ongoing effects of the recession.
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Walworth County Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA)
WCEDA is a non-profit public/private partnership dedicated to advancing job creation efforts in Walworth County through business retention, expansion, and attraction strategies. To learn more about the organization or the other services they provide, visit www.walworthbusiness.com