Rock County
Lisa Tollefson
Lisa Tollefson
Since:
June 2015
51 S Main Street
Janesville WI 53545
Hours:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm M-F
Phone:
608-757-5660
Fax:
608-757-5662
Services:
Clerk to the County Board of Supervisors, Election Administration, Passport Application Processing, Issue Marriage Licenses, Issue Dog Licenses in accordance with SS 765, 29 and 74, certify check distribution, tax apportionment and various clerk duties as required by State Statute.
 
With great honor the County Clerk's office provides support and assistance to municipal clerks and serves the residents of Rock County. The Rock County Clerk’s office employs a deputy (Jenny Stanek) and a Clerk Specialist.
 
The courthouse is closed on major holidays: New Year’s Eve/Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve/Christmas Day.
 
Education:
*Graduate of Loyal High School - Loyal, Wisconsin
*Associate of Science Degree, University of Wisconsin Colleges - Marshfield/Wood County
*Bachelor of Science - Industrial Technology, Electronics, Utah State University
*Municipal Clerks/Treasurers Institute, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
*Wisconsin Certified Municipal Clerk (WCMC)
*Wisconsin Election Commission Certified Election Trainer

 
Previous Work Experience:
Town Clerk, Seasonal County Clerk Specialist, Retail Sales and Management, Electronics Instructor, Pharmacy Technician.
 
Other & Personal:
As a native of Clark County, Wisconsin, Lisa grew up in the Town of Loyal on a dairy farm with her older sister and three younger, but taller, brothers.  Lisa is married to the dude she followed from Wisconsin to Utah to Indiana back to Wisconsin.  They have two teenage daughters who believe their parents are now quite clueless. My guess is that Lisa and her husband will become quite brilliant in about 5 years.
 
Lisa can drive any type of forklift, but cannot drive a stick shift. (Note that the tractors Lisa grew up driving did not care what gear you started them in.)  Besides dragging percussion instruments out on the football field for her daughters' marching band field shows, Lisa also helps with stage crew, scenery and props for the Optimist plays.  She loves to paint (things, not pictures) and reads voraciously.  She loves problem solving and does logic puzzles for fun.
 
As a town clerk, Lisa became an expert in road construction and extended her skills to pulling tires out of ditches and crawling into culverts.  The favorite part of Lisa's job is elections.  She loves the planning, the training, and the organizing leading up to the big event.
 
County Information:
Rock County is named after...you guessed it, a ROCK.  A special rock along the Rock River, which was used as a gathering place by Native Americans.  Rock County is split north to south by the Rock River, creating plenty of opportunities for fishing and water recreation.
 
Visitors can enjoy the many parks, trails, and historical locations including Beckman Mill, Lincoln-Tallman House and the Milton House, which was part of the Underground Railroad.  Other things not to miss are the farmers markets, Rotary Botanical Gardens, Freedom Fest, Rock River Thresheree and the 4-H Fair.  Rock County is the home of Beloit Snapper Minor League Baseball, Rock Aqua Jays, Rock County Rage Amateur Football, and Janesville Jets Hockey.  Other entertainment can be found at the Armory, Performing Arts Centers and community festivals throughout the year.
 
Rock County is the "Gateway to Wisconsin" with I90/39 beginning at the Illinois border leading commercial and tourism traffic into the state.  Rock County's economy includes many commercial, industrial and agricultural enterprises supported by some of the richest soils in the state.
 
County Population:
159,372
Cities:
5
Towns:
20
Villages:
3