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). During his tenure, he accomplished the following for the County:

  • Led efforts in fundraising for the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial - Forever Honoring Our Washington County Veterans - designated in state law as
    "a facility serving to honor those who perished and as a space of reflection for the state of Wisconsin"
  • In partnership with Eagles Entertainment Inc., established a 10-year deal to host a yearly concert and event series at the Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center;
  • Created a perpetual endowment for the Washington County Historical Society and the "Old Courthouse";
  • Developed and implemented a strategy addressing a 50-year Washington County highway plan and program;
  • Established a micro loan fund through the Economic Development Washington County to aid businesses post pandemic;
  • Executed a four-part jurisdictional asset transfer with the City of West Bend;
  • Collaboratively worked to create a multi-county health department with neighboring Ozaukee County;
  • Proposed and facilitated an eight-party (State, County, and six local municipalities)jurisdictional roads transfer including over 13 miles of road; and,
  • Initiated Priority Based Budgeting in conjunction with Strategic Planning resulting incompletely transformed organizational culture.

In 2003, he 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 a member of the VFW Post 10452, the West Bend Rotary, volunteers for Casa Guadalupe, and is an active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Wisconsin.  He currently lives in the Town of Trenton with his wife Jodi and their sons, Cael and Drake, 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
  • Our Great Community 

    Next Generation Housing Kick Off Event
    Next Generation Housing Presentation

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 Executive

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