FDL County Board Chair Recommends Gerred As Interim County Executive

Fond du Lac County Board Chairman recommended Tuesday night that Director of Administration Erin Gerred be named Interim County Executive.

In a memo sent to County Board supervisors prior to Tuesday’s meeting, Farrell said Gerred has been handling a great deal of the workload of county executive, since the passing of County Executive Allen Buechel on March 27.

The County Board unanimously approved the recommendation, with Board Supervisor Sam Kaufman abstaining from the vote.

Gerred will handle the interim role until at least June 10, 2022, until the vote for the new County Executive has been made official.

Chairman Farrell said Gerred would receive an additional $75 per day. Gerred also told the board a new Human Resources director should be on board within the next two weeks, freeing up more time throughout the week for interim County Executive duties.