Horicon Mayor James Grigg was appointed to the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Board of Directors bringing his experience to the statewide governing body. The League serves Wisconsin’s cities and villages, providing advocacy, training and legal services.
“Wisconsin villages and cities need an advocate. The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is our advocacy voice.”
Grigg joins peers from across the state on the 16-member League Board whose members represent cities and villages both large and small. The League is a membership organization. Board members are drawn from the 189 cities and 405 villages who belong to the League. The League’s governing body will be making decisions at a crucial time in the League’s 122-year history as the organization helps support Wisconsin’s cities and villages through the pandemic and looks to the future.
League President Todd Schmidt, the Waunakee Village Administrator, is tremendously pleased that Mayor Grigg accepted the appointment. According to Schmidt, “The League Board is made up of a diverse, talented and committed group of local leaders. With this appointment we have added yet another skilled municipal official who is ready and willing to advocate for those who live in our State’s great cities and villages.”
After retiring from John Deere as a manufacturing engineer Grigg began substitute teaching in the Horicon School District. He served 4 years as an alderperson and is in his 5th term as Mayor of Horicon. In addition, Grigg was a member of the Horicon Fire Department for 20 years and presently serves on the Horicon School Board.
“During my 14 years in local government I have gained the utmost admiration of the League of Municipalities. It is a privilege to now help Wisconsin villages and cities move forward,” Grigg added.