County Board


The governing body and center of Wisconsin county government is the County Board of Supervisors, whose members are elected for a two-year term, from districts apportioned according to population. The maximum size of Boards is set-forth by state law, based on county population every census year.

Each County Board adopts a set of rules by which it conducts its affairs. The Green Lake County Board elects a chairperson and vice chairperson from the slate of Supervisors at their Organizational meeting every even-numbered year. The Highway Committee is the only committee that is elected from the slate of Supervisors at the Organizational meeting in April. All other committees are appointed by either the County Board Chairman, the County Administrator or the Circuit Court Judge.

The County Board operates primarily through the committee system, which handles matters presented to the Board. The Board may or may not follow committee recommendations. Some committees also serve as supervisors of the service departments and agencies in their jurisdiction. Thus, County Boards have a dual role – legislative by making policy decisions through resolutions, ordinances and other actions; and administrative, by supervising county administration through committee work.

The County Board must hold an annual meeting in November, mainly to adopt the annual budget. County government relies on property taxes, state-shared taxes and a variety of state and federal aids to finance county government activities.


The County Board is made up of 19 Supervisors, a one man, one vote concept. Supervisors are non-partisan and elected in April of even numbered years.

Members and contact information are listed at the Officials Page



Elizabeth Otto

Term Length

2 years


February, March, May, June, August, September, October, December
Third Tuesday – 6:00pm
Third Tuesday – 9:00am
Tuesday after 2nd Monday – 6:00pm

No meetings January or July

For exact meetings times, please see the calendar of events.