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Village Board Selects Next Village Administrator
Posted on 11/03/2022
The Pleasant Prairie Village Board is pleased to announce the selection of Eric Rindfleisch as the next Village of Pleasant Prairie Administrator. The appointment will occur during the Village Board Meeting on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. The Village Board and staff will officially welcome Rindfleisch at the meeting, award the contract, and admit him into the position to begin his duties as Village Administrator. 

Rindfleisch brings nearly 20 years of local government experience, including the past five years as City Administrator for the City of Onalaska in La Crosse County and previous experience as Director of Administration for the City of Lodi and Village Administrator for McFarland and Edgar communities. He is a Wisconsin Certified Public Manager with a Master of Public and Nonprofit Administration degree from Metropolitan State University in Minnesota and a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota.

The Human Resources Department began searching for a New Village Administrator in June, following the swearing-in of Kathleen Goessl as Pleasant Prairie's Interim Village Administrator. Members of the Village Board have expressed appreciation for Goessl’s public service throughout the six months she served the community in the interim position. Human Resources reviewed applicants for the Village Administrator position, conducted preliminary phone interviews with applicants, and narrowed the selection based on qualifications. 

The Village Board conducted interviews with three candidates. Rindfleisch stood out to the Village President and Trustees due to his extensive administration background and knowledge of Wisconsin laws, rules, and regulations. The Village Board based the selection on Rindfleisch’s capabilities, including his history of elected offices, administrative appointments in local government for Wisconsin communities, and his experience being responsible for the day-to-day operations of large and small municipal organizations ranging from 1,500 to 50,000 residents. 

"The Pleasant Prairie Administrator position is a rare opportunity, and I believe my background, experiences, and education are a perfect match," stated Eric Rindfleisch. "I am honored to be selected; it will be a privilege to serve the Pleasant Prairie community in this role."
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