Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief
Richland County Clerk Victor Vlasak will be resigning from his position at the end of the month, leaving a vacancy in the county’s administration.
On April 12, Richland County Administrator, Clinton Langreck, announced Vlasak’s resignation, effective 4:30p.m. April 30. As of May 1, the county clerk position will be vacant, which the county is seeking to fill at the April 20 regular board meeting.
Langreck said no reason for resignation was given.
The position is responsible for fulfilling responsibilities laid out in state statute that include serving as the department head from the county clerk’s office, supervision of the deputy clerk and accounts payable specialists, supervising elections and providing support to the county board and committees.
While Vlasak was elected to his current term, under statute, the county board is able to appoint a qualified individual to fulfill the remainder of the unexpired term.
Vlasak served as the county clerk in the county for 33 years, and held the role of Administrative Coordinator from 1988 to 2020.
“Clerk Vlasak’s dedication to duty and commitment to the people of Richland County are most commendable,” said Langreck in the resignation announcement. “Under Clerk Vlasak’s leadership, many capital improvement projects were undertaken, many building repairs were coordinated, and Clerk Vlasak led the county through dozens and dozens of successful elections.”
Vlasak declined to comment on his resignation.
The county is accepting letters of interest and resumes until noon April 19, which can be sent to Angie Rizner via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via mail to 221 W Seminary St, Richland Center WI, 53581.