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Falk names new Director of Administration

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk announced Tuesday that Travis Myren has been appointed as Director of Dane County's Department of Administration (DOA).

Since 2002, Myren has served as the Department's Deputy Director. In that role, he provided direct oversight to a number of divisions and agencies within county government and managed 130 full time employees.

Falk's office says Myren also served as part of the Department's budget team and has been instrumental in the development of the county's annual budget. This year's budget totals $493 Million.

"For many years Dane County has benefited from Travis' bright ideas and the work ethic he learned growing up on his family's 4the generation dairy farm in Buffalo County.  He has the right combination of skills and experience to help guide our county through these times," Falk said.

DOA oversees all day to day operations of county government, including the Controller's Office, Office of Management and budget, and the Divisions of Employee Relations, Information Management, Administrative Services, Risk Management, Facilities Management, and Consolidated Food Services. It has a total annual budget of more than $37 Million.

In addition to providing administrative on large public works projects and administering energy efficiency projects throughout county facilities, the county says Myren recently oversaw the successful recruitment process for the county's hire of a nationally award-winning Director of Public Safety Communications.

Myren earned his Masters Degree in Public Affairs and Administration from the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. He graduated Summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1997.

Myren had been serving as the Interim DOA Director since Bonnie Hammersley accepted a position of Administrator of Muskegon County, Michigan, in March.

Pending confirmation from the county board, Myren will start his new role immediately. He will have a starting salary of $120,521.

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