The mission of Fond du Lac County government is to provide its citizens with effective and cost efficient public services which will promote the health and general welfare of the residents, while remaining consistent with state statutes. Fond du Lac County will continue to meet the needs of general government, public safety, transportation, health and human services, cultural and recreational activities, and the conservation of natural resources.
The Office of County Executive in Fond du Lac County was created by referendum in 1980. By State statute the responsibilities of the County Executive's Office include:
- Coordinate and direct the administrative management functions of county government not otherwise vested by law in boards, commissions, or other elected officials including the hiring of and supervision of all non-elected county department heads.
- Appoint members of boards, committees, and commissions subject to the approval of the County Board.
- Formulate and recommend policy to the County Board through the annual budget or through formal interaction with the County Board and/or Board Committees. Presentation of the annual county budget occurs on the fourth Tuesday of October.
- Act as good-will ambassador on behalf of the County. Regularly communicates with the business community and public officials outside of county government.
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