Meet County Executive Josh Schoemann

Josh was elected County Executive of Washington County in April of 2020, after serving over six years as County Administrator and Administrative Coordinator (County Manager). Josh has a bachelor of arts from UW-Whitewater and an MPA from Northern Illinois University.

He previously served as the Administrator in Richfield and Princeton, WI, with a two-year stint in the Chicago suburbs during his Masters program.

In 2003 Josh served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, earning an Army Commendation Medal during his tour, and receiving an honorable discharge in October of 2008 from the Army National Guard. He is currently a member of the VFW Post 10452, the West Bend Early Risers Rotary and is an active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford.

Josh lives in Richfield, WI with his wife Jodi, their two sons Cael (17) and Drake (13), and their dog Liberty.


Josh's Accomplishments

  • Balancing The Budget

    2050 Transportation Network Sustainability Plan
    Biennial Budget
    Parks Fiscal Sustainability Plan
    Priority Based Budget - PBB
  • Building Community

    Forever Honoring Our Washington County Veterans
    Karl’s Place
    United Way of Washington County
    Brownfields Grant program (PPD)
    Supporting local business through Govt revolving loan fund not govt handouts
  • Operating Government More Like A Business 

    Compensation Plan
    Parks Sustainability Plan
    Public Health Consolidation
    Medical Examiner Consolidation
    Empowering Washington County Historical Society to be independent
Reduced Tax Rate (lowest in 100+ years)
Reduced the Tax Levy (lowest in 10 years)
Smaller County Board

Contact Us

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    Washington County Government Center
    432 East Washington Street
    Suite 3029
    West Bend, WI 53095

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    Phone:262-306-2200County Exec

    Days Available:Monday - FridayHours Available:8:00a - 4:30p