WCCA In Action

We contribute to our communities every day.  By providing excellent customer service and advocating on behalf of counties and the public, the WCCA provides excellence in county government.


Left: Clerks were welcomed to the 2016 111th Annual WCCA Symposium by LaCrosse County Board Chair Tara Johnson.
Right: Clerks participated in University of Wisconsin Green Bay Outreach and Extension courses.  Course topics included Leading with Integrity, Staying Positive, and Keeping Organized.

Left: Clerks toured the Xcel Energy French Island Power Plant in LaCrosse.  French Island is a combination generating plant and resource recovery facility.  The plant's two generating units burn wood waste, railroad ties and processed municipal solid wase, called refues-derived fuel (RDF)- a fluffy, burnable fuel produced on-site at a resource recovery facility built specifically for that purpose.   

Right: WCCA officers are administered the oath of office by Past President Bruce Strama (Taylor).  From left: Historian Lisa Freiberg (Fond du Lac), Secretary Cindy Phillippi (Adams), Vice President Jill Lau (Door), President Cindy Cepress (Wood) and outgoing Past President Karen Gibson (Dodge).
Left: WCCA officers are administered the oath of office.  From left: Historian Jill Lau (Door), Secretary Cindy Cepress (Wood), Vice President Denise Wetzel (Rusk), Treasurer Beth Hauser (Calumet), President Karen Gibson (Dodge), Past President Bruce Strama (Taylor), and outgoing Past President Kathy Brandt (Marinette).
Right: Clerks receive education certificates.  From left: Scott Fibert (Bayfield), Sue Moll (Columbia), Sandy Juno (Brown), Lisa Kalata (Forest), and Lori O'Bright (Outagamie).


Left: On behalf of the Wisconsin Counties Association, J. Michael Blaska, Chief of Staff and David Callender, Government Affairs Associate accept the WCCA's Quill Pen of Excellence Award.  The award is conferred to individuals or organizations that support the mission of the WCCA.
Right: Ross Hein, Elections Supervisor for the Government Accountability Board presents new information related to elections to association members.


Green Lake County Clerk Marge Bostelmann receives the prestigous Friend in County Government award from Wisconsin Counties Association Executive Director Mark O'Connell for her contributions to the betterment of county government.
County clerks attend the AB-613 bill signing, which clarified the duties of the county clerk.  From left: Senator Rob Cowles, Represenative Tom Larson, Sandy Juno (Brown), Kathy Brandt (Marinette), David Callendar - WCA, Marge Bostelmann (Green Lake), Sarah Diedrick-Kasdorf (WCA), Wendy Christensen (Racine), Kathy Novack (Waukesha), Lori Stottler (Rock), Governor Scott Walker, Sue Ertmer (Winnebago), Denise Wetzel (Rusk), Melanie Stake (Waushara), Chad Zueleger - Office of Rep. Bernier, Ginny Dankmeyer (La Crosse), Jill Lau (Door), Representative Garey Bies, and Representative Kathy Bernier.


Waushara County Clerk Melanie Stake (left), Sheboygan County Clerk Jon Dolson (middle), and Rock County Clerk Lori Stottler
(right) provide testimony at a hearing of the Assembly Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations.


Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki (left), War Memorial             Manitowoc County Clerk Jamie Aulik (left), receives the 
Center Board President Mike Berzowski and George Gaspar,             Outstanding Young Wisconsinite Award (ages 18-40) from
chairman of the War Memorial Corp. board, sign a                               Laura Braunel, community director for Junior Chamber 
funding agreement.                                                                                        International.  Aulik was recognzed for his extensive 
                                                                                                                           military service along with continued volunteerism 
                                                                                                                           within Manitowoc County.
Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell (left) and Washington County Clerk Brenda Jaszewski (right) at the State Capitol
providing testimony to the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections.  Sheboygan County Clerk Jon Dolson listens 
in the background.

Rusk County Clerk Denise Wetzel                   

Rusk County Clerk Denise Wetzel administers the Oath                La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer helps a customer.
of Office to new Rusk County Coroner Jim Rassbach.


     Manitowoc County Clerk Jamie Aulik  

Honoring former county clerks. From left:                                     Manitowoc County Clerk Jamie Aulik giving a courthouse tour to
Steve Pickett (Lafayette), Nancy Christensen (Outagamie),         a Rotary International delegation from India.  
Kathy Nickolaus (Waukesha), Bob Ohlsen (Dane),
Marion Naegle (La Crosse), Julie Glancey (Sheboygan),
and Donna Seddon (Marquette).


GAB Elections Division Administrator Mike Haas presenting an award to La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer (left) and Racine County Clerk Wendy Christensen (right).  They had 17 elections and 1 recount, and 18 elections and 3 recounts,
respectively, in two years.  A typical two year election cycle has 6 elections.


La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer         Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki

La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer (left) participating        Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki addresses the 
in Take Your Bike to Work Day.                                                              Milwaukee County Board.


Manitowoc County Clerk Jamie Aulik            

Manitowoc County Clerk Jamie Aulik reviews                Rusk County Clerk Denise Wetzel winning a ribbon for participating
nomination papers from a county board candidate.       in a donkey racing event at the Rusk County Fair.


       La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer       Rusk County Clerk Denise Wetzel

La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer with                      Rusk County Clerk Denise Wetzel speaks to the WCCA.
Representative Jill Billings.

Manitowoc County Clerk Jamie Aulik           Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki

City of Manitowoc Clerk Jennifer Houdon (left) and Manitowoc         Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki speaks to the
County Clerk Jamie Aulik (2nd from left) speak to a delegation           Milwaukee County Board.
from Russia about the American electoral process.


La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer     

La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer (left) discusses an issue with her     GAB Elections Supervisor Ross Hein presents new
deputy while the county board chair addresses the board.                                      election law changes as clerks follow along.
Ballots being prepared by Rusk County Clerk                    
Denise Wetzel.