The Village Administrator serves as the Chief Appointed Official (CAO) of the Village. This position has similar responsibilities to a corporate CEO. The Village Administrator serves at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.
Daniel Guild currently serves the community as its Village Administrator. He was appointed in May 2012. The Village Administrator is trained in the business of managing government and its resources, maintains political neutrality, puts the overall welfare of the community, first, and brings a community-wide perspective to policies and programs.
The specific duties and responsibilities of the Village Administrator are prescribed by local ordinance Chapter 2.302. Some of the Village Administrator's responsibilities include:
- working with elected officials to develop policies and programs
- managing government staff, budgets, programs and projects
- chief personnel officer of the village
- coordinating service delivery street repairs, and upkeep of parks
- overseeing the business units of the Village including water, sewer, and storm water
- including all community members and interests in the decision-making process
- ensuring that laws and policies are enforced fairly throughout the community and that the government runs ethically and transparently
- serves as the Village's primary coordinator of economic development activities, as well as serves as the executive director of the Community Development Authority.
- Act as head of emergency management services for the Village of Weston per Wis. Stat § 323.14(1)(b)(2).
Daniel Guild grew up in Ashland, Wisconsin. He graduated from St. Norbert College with a B.A. majoring in Political Science and Religious Studies. He attended graduate school at Michigan State University, studying Public Policy & Administration, as well as Urban & Regional Planning with an emphasis on economic development. He is a graduate of the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute.
Daniel Guild is on the board of directors for the Central Wisconsin Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund, the Marathon County Economic Development Corporation, and Samoset Council, Boy Scouts of America. He was also appointed by the Governor to represent Marathon County on the Board of Directors for the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
Daniel lives in Weston with his wife, Sara, their three children, and their dog, Levi. You can learn more about Daniel Guild, and his work as with the Village of Weston, online, by connecting with him through the following social media platforms.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/danielguild/
Linkedin.com - https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielguild/
Twitter - @danielguild