Wood County Redistricting

Decennial Redistricting

Under Wisconsin Stat. § 59.10, counties are required to redraw supervisory districts following completion of the federal ten –year or “decennial” census. This process is commonly referred to as “decennial redistricting,” with the purpose of realigning supervisory districts to shifts in population that have occurred over the past ten years. Decennial redistricting also provides counties with the opportunity to increase or decrease the number of supervisory districts.

On March 15, 2011, the Wood County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution that sets the number of supervisory districts at 19 for the redistricting process. The current number of supervisory districts is 19.

Wood County Census and Redistricting Committee

The Wood County Census and Redistricting Committee is responsible for facilitating the process of creating a supervisory district plan to present to the Wood County Board of Supervisors for consideration. The Committee is comprised of 5 County Board Supervisors, assisted by County staff to provide technical support.

Census and Redistricting Committee Members

Hilde Henkel, Chair
Thomas Haferman
Ruth Moody
Gerald Nelson
Ed Wagner
County Board Supervisor
County Board Supervisor
County Board Supervisor
County Board Supervisor
County Board Supervisor

Contact Information

To learn more about the Decennial Redistricting process in Wood County, contact the following Wood County Planning and Zoning Department Staff that provide technical support for the redistricting process.

Redistricting Technical Support Staff

Gary Popelka, AICP
Planning & Zoning Director
715-421-8466
gpopelka@co.wood.wi.us
Jason Grueneberg
Planner/Land Records Coordinator
715-421-8466
jgrueneberg@co.wood.wi.us

Final Wood County Supervisory District Plan

On 8-31-2011 the Census and Redistricting Committee held an open house and public hearing followed by a Census and Redistricting Committee meeting to present the Final Wood County Supervisory District Plan. At the open house and public hearing the Final Supervisory District Plan was reviewed, and compared to the Tentative Supervisory District Plan that the County approved on May 4, 2011. There were significant changes made between the tentative and final plan in the Marshfield area. In the end, there was a consensus that the tentative plan better achieved equal representation, and maintained communities of interest.

The following link shows the County Supervisory District Plan that will be presented to the Wood County Board of Supervisors on 9-20-2011 for approval.

Final Redistricting Plan (for County Board approval on 9-20-2011)
Final Redistricting Plan - Detailed District Maps

Redistricting Timeline

The Census and Redistricting Committee has established a tentative timeline that you can view by clicking on the link below. The timeline may be modified throughout the process, please check back regularly for any changes.

Wood County Redistricting Timeline (Posted 28 July 2011)

Municipal Voting Wards

All Municipalities in Wood County are required by Wisconsin Stat. § 5.15 to create municipal voting wards (Legislative Reference Bureau Publication).

By July 21, 2011 municipalities should submit the following to Wood County:

  1. Copy of ordinance adopting ward plan.
  2. Ward boundaries shown on a map.

Wood County would be happy to assist your municipality with the creation of wards using the WISE-LR software or answer any questions that you might have. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment please contact:

Jason Grueneberg
Planner/Land Records Coordinator
715-421-8478
jgrueneberg@co.wood.wi.us

Cindy Cepress
Wood County Clerk
715-421-8460
ccepress@co.wood.wi.us

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