Portage County Executive Patty Dreier



  • PORTAGE COUNTY MATTERS

    Episode 64 - Executive Patty Dreier and Stevens Point Community TV features special guest Greg Wright from CREATE Portage County.

    Episode 63 - Executive Patty Dreier and Stevens Point Community TV features special guest Krista Engelhardt, Farmshed Program Coordinator.

    Episode 62 - Executive Dreier and Stevens Point Community TV, welcomes back special guest Mike Pagel, Town of Lanark Chair, talking about the Wisconsin Towns Association and the role of Towns in our area.

    Episode 61 - Executive Dreier and Stevens Point Community TV features special guest Todd Ernster, City of Stevens Point Forester, discussing Emerald Ash Borer.

    Episode 60 - Executive Dreier and Stevens Point Community TV features special guests Matthew Dykstra and Bert Nitzke from Portage County Emergency Management Office.

    Episode 59 - Executive Dreier and Stevens Point Community TV features special guest Gary Garske, Health Division Coordinator/Health Officer.

    Episode 58 - Executive Dreier and Stevens Point Community TV features special guests Mary Ann Krems and Julie Studinski discussing the Portage County Alliance for Youth.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Duties

The duties and powers of the county executive are detailed in Chapter 59 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. The county executive is the chief executive officer of the county, much like the governor and the president are the chief executive officers of the state and federal governments respectively. The county executive's duties and powers include:

Coordinating and directing the administrative and management functions of the county government
  • Appointing and supervising county department heads
  • Appointing the members of boards and commissions

The county executive is required to submit to the county board of supervisors an annual state-of-the-county message, recommendations regarding issues of concern, and a proposed annual budget. Section 59.17(5) of the Statutes requires the county executive to "...annually, and otherwise as may be necessary, communicate to the board the condition of the county, and shall recommend such matters to the board for its consideration as he or she considers expedient. Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, he or she shall be responsible for the submission of the annual budget to the board and may exercise the power to veto any increases or decreases in the budget..." As referred to earlier, the administrative and management duties of the county executive are similar to those of the governor and president. A typical day for the county executive will include meetings with his appointed department heads (cabinet member), representatives of various community groups, and individual members of the general public. The county executive is invited to attend and speak at service clubs, church and school groups, scouting events and more. The county executive spends time each day communicating with federal and state legislators, local community leaders, and county board members, in addition to correspondence with concerned citizens.

Contact: Main Office
Address: 1462 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: (715)346-1998
E-mail: CountyExecutive@co.portage.wi.us

Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.