Office of Administration
The Office of Administration is located on the second floor of City Hall
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109 North Main Street
Hartford, WI  53027
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
(262) 673-8204


Gary Koppelberger
City Administrator
Julie Hanrahan
Administrative Assistant
Karen Christianson
City Attorney



The Office of Administration performs a wide range of duties as outlined below:

The City Administration Department oversees the daily operation of municipal government, including the execution of Common Council policies, the recommendation of alternative procedures for improved operating efficiency, and the coordination of departmental efforts toward Common Council goals. Duties include annually monitoring the City’s debt management program and stabilizing utility rates, maintaining a Facilities Maintenance Program, reviewing financial data to stabilize the tax levy, coordinating a comprehensive land use/growth management program, and enhance external communications.

The Personnel Department oversees selection and training of new employees, coordination of grievance procedures with department heads, and the negotiation of contracts with all collective bargaining units. Duties include coordinating the administration of employee benefit programs, such as health and dental insurance, flexible benefit plans, and the wellness program. Complete employment and performance records of employees are maintained in the City Administration office.

Hartford retains a City Attorney on a contractual basis with O’Meara Law Firm. The duties of the City Attorney include providing professional legal services to the City, including a legal review of all contractual arrangements and documents, interpretation of Ordinances, and representation in legal forums.


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