West Bend City Administrator Jay Shambeau was appointed to the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Board of Directors bringing his 30 years of experience in local government to the statewide governing body. The League is comprised of more than 600 members, representing both large and small cities and villages in rural and urban Wisconsin.
“The League of WI Municipalities staff and organization are a respected and trusted resource for elected and appointed municipal officials throughout the state,” said Shambeau. “I am honored to be appointed and excited to give back to the League that provides such value to local government.”
In 2022-23 the League’s 16-member Board will be working to set the strategic direction for the League at a critical time in the organization’s history. Cities and villages are facing challenging circumstances due to a broken system of funding local government. Wisconsin municipalities of all sizes face a critical need to provide vital services, including EMS, police and fire services, to their community.
Jay was born and raised on a family dairy farm in Two Rivers, WI. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. In 2014, he successfully completed the Leadership Wisconsin program administered by the University of Wisconsin. Serving the public sector in Wisconsin since 1993, Jay has served as Planning Director, County Administrator, Village Administrator, and City Administrator. He takes pride in cultivating future generations of public servants and is actively engaged in his community.
Jay is a member of the Rotary Club of West Bend and serves as a board member for the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club of Washington County, and Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School. He volunteers countless hours in the community. Jay and his wife, Sandy, have four children: Elliot (25), Mason (24), Abby (20) and Lilly (20).