County Chairman Dick Koeppen was elected first vice president of the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA).
He was sworn Monday, Sept. 27, during the 72nd WCA Annual Conference in Milwaukee County.
“Koeppen has been a strong advocate for not only Waupaca County, but also all of Wisconsin’s counties,” said WCA Executive Director Mark D. O’Connell. “He is a true leader on county issues and we look forward to continuing our work with him on the board to ensure a stronger Wisconsin in the future.”
Koeppen’s term as first vice president will run through September 2011. He will serve as president of the association in 2011-12.
Other WCA Officers elected at the conference for the 2010-11 term include Fond du Lac County Executive Allen Buechel as president and Ozaukee County Supervisor Gus Wirth Jr. as second vice president. The immediate past president is Calumet County Supervisor Alice Connors.
The Wisconsin Counties Association represents the interests of county governments at both the state and federal levels. The board of directors consists of 22 county officials nominated from each of WCA’s seven regional districts, as well as presidential and other appointments.