Holman named Marathon County deputy county administrator
For the Wausau Times
WAUSAU – Marathon County Government has named Chris Holman as the county’s new deputy county administrator. The appointment was effective May 16.
Prior to joining Marathon County, Holman served as the county executive for Portage County, 2018-22, in which he led numerous successful projects such as expanding the county’s highway facilities, revising fiscal policies to better inform decision making, and upgrading the county’s IT infrastructure to support more modern platforms. Additionally, Holman has served on several state and national boards focusing on U.S. agriculture where he advocated for the issues facing many small-to-mid size farms.
“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue working in local government here in Marathon County,” said Holman. “In my previous role as the Portage County Executive, I worked with Marathon County on several issues and got to know the county well through regional conversations, as well as the collective work both Marathon and Portage counties have been involved in through the Wisconsin Counties Association.”
“In this role, Holman will be responsible for supporting the coordination of overall county operations while working closely with the county administrator, board of supervisors, department heads, and other community and business leaders,” a county release stated.
“I look forward to learning more about Marathon County, contributing to the county team, and working together to successfully address the challenges unique to Marathon County, but also facing local governments in general,” Holman added.