Clerks in Green Bay, Wrightstown finalists in Ashwaubenon
By Press Times Staff
ASHWAUBENON – In response to an open records request by The Press Times, Village Attorney Tony Wachewicz has released the names of the two finalists being considered for clerk in Ashwaubenon.
Wachewicz said the finalists are Green Bay City Clerk Kris Teske and Wrightstown Village Clerk Michelle Seidl.
The current Ashwaubenon clerk-treasurer, Patrick Moynihan Jr., will resign in January when he becomes the new Brown County clerk, a position he was elected to last month.
The Ashwaubenon village board is looking to appoint a new clerk to work with Moynihan prior to him leaving for the county position.
In anticipation of Moynihan’s resignation, the board this year changed Ashwaubenon’s charter ordinance to no longer have an elected clerk-treasurer, and to appoint the clerk and treasurer positions separately.
The board plans to appoint Finance Director Greg Wenholz, who has been the village’s deputy treasurer, as the treasurer upon Moynihan’s departure.
Village voters overwhelmingly approved an advisory referendum in April stating, “Should the Village of Ashwaubenon charter ordinance be amended to provide for an appointed (instead of an elected) clerk-treasurer in order to allow the treasurer duties to be absorbed by current staff and ensure the most qualified candidate for the clerk position due to the training and expertise necessary to run elections and other essential administrative functions?”
With the clerk-treasurer being an elected position, Village President Mary Kardoskee said the only qualifications involved being at least 18 years old and an Ashwaubenon resident.