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Village of Richfield announces new deputy clerk

September 28, 2023 – Richfield, WI – The Village of Richfield has hired a new deputy clerk.  Madeline Moltzan, 27, has several years of clerk experience, having worked in the Village of Bayside and Wind Point.

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According to Village Administrator Jim Healy there were a “handful of candidates and not many with experience” apply for the position. He said they interviewed two.

Healy said Moltzan worked from 2019 to 2022 as a management intern with election-related duties in the clerk’s office in Wind Point. From May 2022 to present (September 2023) she was a deputy clerk and treasurer in Bayside.

Moltzan, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in
political science and a minor in economics, is one year away from earning her Certified
Municipal Clerk (CMC) certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).

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With four elections on the horizon next year and transparency and communication being
the utmost importance, Moltzan will work alongside a team of veteran election chiefs and poll workers to continue to ensure a smooth transition in the Deputy Clerk’s Office.

“I’m excited to get to know all our election workers and community partners who help the team run a seamless operation. I’m happy to be serving the people of Richfield and doing my part,’ said Moltzan.

Beyond her professional life, in her spare time, Moltzan enjoys sewing historical costumes and spending quality time playing sheepshead with her family.

“Moltzan is a dynamic local government professional who I believe is poised to make a positive impact on our community, right away,” said Village Administrator Jim Healy. “I feel very fortunate to have her on our team and look forward to helping introduce her to the many community partners she will have the good fortune of working with in the Village.”

Moltzan’s first meeting as Deputy Clerk will be the Joint Plan Commission and Village Board
meeting on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 7 p.m.

She can be reached at (262)-628-2260 Ext. 111 or via email at [email protected]

On a history note: This is the seventh new clerk in a span of about one year in Washington County, WI. 

– In Germantown, Erin Hirn served as interim clerk after head clerk Deanna Braunschweig left Germantown in March 2023 to take a job as clerk/treasured in the Village of Chenequa in neighboring Waukesha County. Hirn was head of Human Resources in the Village of Germantown but stepped in June 2023.  Clerk Casey Miller, who left West Bend, was deputy clerk in Germantown. She started in July 2023. The position of head clerk was eventually filled in Germantown, September 6, 2023, by Donna Cox, previously from the Village of Richfield.

-The Village of Jackson got a new clerk in August 2023, Anastasia Gonstead, who replaced Jilline Dobratz. According to Village administrator Jen Keller “voluntarily resigned June 1, 2023.”

– In Hartford, Wi – Shanna Kreilkamp of Rubicon was hired February 28, 2023, to replace Lori Hetzel as she retired after 45 years on the job.

– In West Bend, Wi – Lizbet Santana was hired June 2022 after spending six months at the Wisconsin Election Commission. West Bend had been without a head clerk for seven months following the departure of Stephanie Justman in November 2021. Within the past month both deputy clerks stepped down from West Bend clerk’s office and a hiring process is underway for one deputy clerk and one office person.

– In Campbellsport, WI – Angel Rettler took over as head clerk in June 2023. Rettler had been deputy clerk/treasurer in Germantown, WI.

-The town of Polk, WI – Alison Pecha is the clerk in the Town of Polk. Pecha was formerly the clerk in the Town of Herman in neighboring Dodge County. Pecha started in October 2021 after clerk Sandy Rotar died unexpectedly August 30, 2021 at the age of 50.

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