Last November, city clerk Amy Reuteman was tabbed as the new assistant city administrator in West Bend. Reuteman replaced Steve Volkert who left for an administrator position in the city of Hartford.
Since January the city of West Bend has looked to fill Reuteman’s post as city clerk and they’ve had little luck.
“We only had three applications,” city administrator T.J. Justice said. “Enough time has passed that I’m convinced there isn’t a qualified clerk interested in the position.”
The mayor and the council have asked that Reuteman remain as city clerk and as assistant city administrator but be relieved of duties of the human resource director.
“We’ll go back to what we had at one time with a director of human resources,” said Justice. “There’s a much, much larger field of human resource candidates than there are clerks.”
The city feels an H.R. director will be critical as it moves forward as a request for proposals will be presented shortly to have an on-site health care clinic just like Washington County.
In the meantime Reuteman will continue to wear three hats. The city hopes to take a bit off her plate before the next election in August.
No word if Reuteman’s pay will be affected by the change in titles.
Read more about Reuteman’s background and her selection as assistant city administrator by clicking here.