Administrator's Office

Department Function

To provide the village with a more efficient, effective, and responsible government under a government system of a part-time Village President and Village Board, there is created the office of Village Administrator. 

 The Village Administrator shall be appointed by and responsible to the board upon such terms and conditions, and for such compensation, as prescribed by the board. The Village Administrator may also be appointed as clerk, treasurer, or both, pursuant to sections 2-171 and 2-185. The Village Administrator shall serve for an indefinite term. 


The village administrator serves as the chief administrative officer of the municipal corporation. The administrator leads, plans, organizes, and directs the administration of the Village of Waunakee toward fulfillment of goals and policies determined by the Village Board.

The administrator assists the board by facilitating the establishment of goals and proposing alternative strategies for their accomplishment. The administrator directs the use of human and fiscal resources toward accomplishment of village goals and apprises the Board of Trustees regarding results.

Many people ask me what I do and what the role of an administrator is, please check out this video to learn more.

State of the Village

The Village of Waunakee is excited to release the 2017-2018 Village of Waunakee State of the Village presentation given by the Village Administrator Todd Schmidt. The video, which takes less than 10 minutes to watch, briefly highlights the past several years of Village progress and provides a snapshot of our current financial conditions. Please take some time to watch the video and if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Todd at email or 608-850-5227. You can also access a PDF copy of the presentation below.

PDF Copy of the Presentation

  1. Todd Schmidt

    Todd J. Schmidt

    Village Administrator

  2. Physical Address
    500 W Main Street
    Waunakee, WI 53597

    Fax: 608-849-5628


    Monday - Friday

    7 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    Summer Hours

    Monday - Thursday

    7 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.


    7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  3. Jared Heyn

    Jared Heyn

    Deputy Administrator / Communications Manager

  4. Kylie West

    Kylie West

    Executive Assistant