Buechel, Allen J.
- Departments:County Executive
- Divisions:Elected Officials
- Title:County Executive
- Phone:(920) 929-3155
Allen Buechel has served as Fond du Lac County Executive since 1993 after serving on the Fond du Lac County Board for 17 years. Allen worked in sales management for 22 years prior to his first election to the County Executive position.
Since Allen took office, Fond du Lac County has:
- Gained national attention piloting Welfare Reform beginning in 1994.
- Piloted on behalf of the State of Wisconsin a successful Long-Term Care Program for the Elderly and Disabled in 2000 that is now being rolled out statewide.
- Established a Regional Medical Examiner program that serves 14 counties.
Has undertaken major projects including:
- The addition of a new University Center to UW-Fond du Lac, as well as renovation of all existing buildings.
- Consolidation of four dispatch services into one Communications Center in Fond du Lac.
- Made safety upgrades to the Fond du Lac County Airport by widening and lengthening the runway and adding approach light systems.
- Expansion of the Fond du Lac County Golf Course to a 27 hole championship course.
- The addition of three new county parks since 1995, totaling 422 acres – the 1835 Military Road Preservation Site, Camp Shaginappi, and Riggs County Park.
- $11,000,000 expansion project for the Fond du Lac County Jail and Sheriff’s Department increasing the jail capacity from 149 inmates to 328 inmates.