Crosswalk Repainting 8-13-2021

The Richland Center Street Department will be painting crosswalks along Highway 80/Main Street during the early morning hours on Friday (August 13).  Starting at 12:00 AM midnight and continuing until approximately 7:00 AM, crews will be repainting crosswalks from Kinder Street to 8th Street.  Vehicles may be required to change lanes when driving on Main Street during that time period.  Safety cones will be placed around the work areas, but motorists are asked to please stay alert and proceed through the area with caution.  Anyone with questions should contact Richland Center Public Works Superintendent Terry Nelson at 647-3559.

Job Posting: City Administrator

City Administrator

Richland Center, Wisconsin (pop. 5,000). The City of Richland Center is currently seeking a professional City Administrator.  Richland Center is a vibrant and growing community looking for an innovative, empowering and proactive municipal leader.  As a key representative of the City, the successful candidate will be understanding and compassionate of Richland Center as a diverse and unique community.

Richland Center is one of Wisconsin’s great small Cities located in the heart of the beautiful Driftless Region in southwest Wisconsin.  Richland Center is nestled in the Pine River valley and is approximately 1hr 25min from LaCrosse – WI, Madison – WI, and Dubuque, Iowa.  Richland Center is the county seat and the center of Richland County’s commerce, industry, government, entertainment, and healthcare.

As a community that must continue to adapt and reinvent itself, Richland Center values and celebrates its culture and traditions while planning for and embracing its future.  Tourism in Richland Center is thriving and is known for outdoor attractions like kayaking, trout fishing, and biking, as well as historical attractions like being the birth place of Frank Lloyd Wright and the home of the first Civic Auditorium that was built in the State of Wisconsin.  The economy is anchored by a location of the fortune 500 Company – Rockwell International and large dairy producers Schreiber and Foremost Foods.  Richland Center also has a strong healthcare and education system.

The City has 32 full-time and 10 part-time employees.  These employees are a part of the Public Works, Police and Fire, Park and Recreation, and Administration Departments.  The City is also responsible for the Brewer Public Library, airport, and cemetery.   The annual City budget is approximately $5 Million.  The City is financially sound with numerous growth opportunities.

The ideal City Administrator will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in public administration (Master’s preferred) or a closely related field
  • At least six years of increasingly responsible management experience in an executive position such as department head, assistant manager, city manager or administrator.
  • A strong background in budgeting/municipal finance and personnel management
  • A high level of integrity with open and positive communication skills
  • Experience with collaborative styles and consensus building
  • Knowledge in TIF and grant writing is a plus
  • A history of stable tenures in previous positions

The City Administrator is appointed by the Mayor and eight-member Common Council. Starting salary range: $70,000-$85,000 plus health, retirement, and other fringe benefits.

Candidates should apply by September 3rd, 2021 with application, resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to Aaron Joyce – City Clerk    Direct questions to Mayor Todd Coppernoll or 608-604-5399.

City Administrator Job Description – Revised 8-03-21

Application 2020

Parking Lot Resurfacing Starting 7/26/21

The City of Richland Center will be resurfacing all or portions of three parking lots the week of July 26th which may restrict access and/or parking.  Starting Monday (July 26) the southern portion of the Municipal Building lot (450 S. Main) and the western portion of the Community Center (1050 N. Orange) lot nearest the softball diamonds will be resurfaced.  On Tuesday the parking lot at the Street Department shop in the North Industrial Park will be worked on.  On Wednesday the eastern portion of the Community Center lot nearest the aquatic center and senior center will be resurfaced and the northern half of the Municipal Building will be resurfaced.  This will result in the City Utility drive thru being inaccessible.  Each work area will be closed for approximately two days to allow for cooling and painting parking stalls.  Anyone with questions can contact Street Superintendent Terry Nelson at 647-3559.

Job Posting: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT @ RC Housing Authority

The Richland Center Housing Authority is seeking an individual for the Administrative Assistant position.

Apply online at: under employment and return to or pick up and return application to City Hall Clerk’s office by Noon on August 5, 2021.

Position includes office duties such as; answering telephone and returning calls, intake of applicants, processing applications, maintaining data bases, working with HUD software, general clerical, accounts receivable / payable and assist with unit turn arounds.

Candidate must work well with a diverse population in a courteous and efficient manner.  Have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Part time position, must be available for flexible hours.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

Road Closure – Sextonville Road/Church Street 06/01/2021

Foremost Farms in Richland Center will be doing construction work at its facility on South Church Street.  As a result, a portion of Sextonville Road/South Church Street will be closed from Tuesday, June 1st through approximately Wednesday, June 16th.  A detour route has been established.  Motorists traveling north on Sextonville Road will be detoured onto South Park Street at TKS, go north for six blocks to East Haseltine Street, then one block west on Haseltine Street to South Church Street.  Motorists who can avoid that area are encouraged to do so.  Sextonville Road/South Church Street will reopen for regular use on June 17th.