By Tim Kowols
Bill Chaudoir had been enjoying retirement exploring the country with his wife in their new motorhome when he got the call to return to his post at the Door County Economic Development Corporation. Chaudoir rejoined the DCEDC earlier this month as its interim executive director after Caleb Frostman resigned at the end of April to pursue a seat in the Wisconsin State Senate. Since then, Chaudoir has been thrown into the latter stages of a comprehensive housing study for the county and a preliminary look at the future of the Younkers buildings in Sturgeon Bay’s downtown. Chaudoir says while he tries to be a resource to the organization’s new staff members and keeping other projects going, he feels his top priority is to help find his replacement.
Chaudoir served as the DCEDC’s first executive director beginning in 1989 before retiring in 2016.