West Bend City Administrator Jay Shambeau has been named to the board of directors of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, bringing his 30 years of local government experience to the state’s governing body. . The League is made up of more than 600 members, representing both large and small cities and towns in rural and urban Wisconsin.
“The staff and organization of the League of WI Municipalities is a respected and trusted resource for elected officials and municipal officials across the state,” Shambeau said. “I am honored to be nominated and thrilled to give back to the League which brings such value to local government.”
In 2022-23, the League’s 16-member Board of Directors will work to set the League’s strategic direction at a critical time in the organization’s history. Cities and towns face difficult circumstances due to a failing system of local government funding. Wisconsin municipalities of all sizes face a critical need to provide vital services, including emergency, 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 in Wisconsin’s public sector since 1993, Jay has served as director of planning, county administrator, village administrator, and city administrator. He takes pride in training future generations of public servants and is actively involved in his community.
Jay is a member of the Rotary Club of West Bend and serves on the board of directors for the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce, the 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).