By Cynthia Germain
The Chair of the Door County Board of Supervisors, Dave Lienau of Sister Bay, will run for re-election to the county board and hopes to keep his leadership position as chair. As Chairman, Lienau oversees the administration of the Board’s activities. The Board of Supervisors consists of twenty-one members that represent their respective districts in the county. Each board supervisor is charged with serving not only their constituents but also be active on committees, taking part in formulating policy that the county will pursue short and long term. Collectively, the board looks at what is happening nationally that affects state and local governance and its impact on the delivery of county services. As many services and personnel in the county are dictated and funded by the state, special committees in different service sectors have been formed to oversee their activities. Lienau says that this is a vital function of any Board member.
Lienau notes that budget issues and financial review are the bulk of activity of these positions, with the process beginning in January of one year to address the following year, and ultimately looking two to five years down the line on monetary and policy needs. Lienau is excited about the what is shaping these needs as the constituents and economic outlook change over time and looks forward to his continued contributions.