Mayor's Message

Meet Mayor Rick Van BlaricomVan Blaricom

Mayor Van Blaricom has served as Mayor since 2023.  He maintains an office at City Hall, but his hours vary according to his schedule.  The Mayor can be reached by phone or email.  If you wish to meet with the Mayor, please call in advance for an appointment at (715) 268-3430 or (715) 268-7486.

Duties of the Mayor

The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the city.  In this role, he is responsible for the general welfare of the City.  This responsibility is exercised in both a policy-making role by recommending policies to the council, breaking tie votes, and vetoing legislation, and an executive role by seeing that laws are enforced and that city officers and employees properly do their jobs.  These responsibilities are mandated by State Statute (Chapter 62.09(8) and consequently apply to Mayors in municipalities with and without Administrators.  The difference is the manner that the Mayor exercises his or her executive responsibility.  In municipalities with Administrators, the Mayo exercises the executive responsibility indirectly by monitoring the activities of the Administrator and the various departments of city government.  The Administrator  responsible for day-to-day operations of government, including the supervision of department heads.