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Washington County Administrator Joshua Schoemann has been named one of 24 leaders in county government from across the country to participate in the 14th Annual County Leadership Institute, a rigorous program developed by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and Cambridge Leadership Associates.

Schoemann is a two-time winner of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs Lloyd D. Gladfelter Award for Government Innovation, most recently for his work creating a regional health department between Ozaukee and Washington Counties. In October, Schoemann was a finalist for the Route Fifty Navigator Award in the State and Executive Leadership category for the implementation of priority based budgeting. Earlier this year, he was recognized on a national “top 100 list” for local government influencers by Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), noting him as “the new face of local government.”

The institute, held June 4-8, 2017 in Washington, D.C., presses county officials to consider innovative approaches to address key issues facing their counties and constituents. The program is designed to help county leaders further develop their approaches toward solving complex challenges.

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