Wausau native hired as Village of Kronenwetter Administrator

Wausau native hired as Village of Kronenwetter Administrator

The Village of Kronenwetter has a new Village Administrator.  Following an interview with the Kronenwetter Village Board during their September 11, 2023 regular meeting, Peter Kampfer was offered the job, and he accepted.

Kampfer grew up on a farm west of Wausau, WI but currently works and resides in Texas.

“My relocation to Kronenwetter is not motivated by the village administrator position alone but, instead, a preplanned move into the community with a genuine interest in a successful community and region,” said Kampfer.

He said he looks forward to returning to his hometown. He attended Rib Mountain Elementary, John Muir Middle School and Wausau West High School. After high school, Kampfer headed to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where he earned his Bachelors of Science Degree. He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute (EDI) of the University of Oklahoma and the Certified Public Manager (CPM) program at the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service of Texas State University.

Kampfer brings over 34 years of successful management and business experience to his new role. Most recently, Kampfer was the general manager of the Johnson County Special Utility District (JCSUD) in Texas. JCSUD primarily manages, operates, and distributes drinking water to Johnson, Tarrant, Hill, and Ellis County residents in North Texas. JCSUD is the second-largest Special Utility District in the state of Texas.

Kampfer’s resume is also packed with municipal administration experience. He has served as city manager for the following communities: Hamilton, TX; Colorado City, TX; Oberlin, KS; Alamosa, CO; and Raton, NM. He said his primary emphasis as a leader lies in fiscal strength and sustainability, economic development and water utility resource development.

“I am not a traditional manager, but a ‘hybrid’ of an economic developer and administrator,” Kampfer said. “I would arrive in Kronenwetter as the administrator, confident, experienced and not living any paradigm on how to manage the Village, but instead offer an authentic fresh perspective with a  tool kit of proven tools of leadership and management.”

He also owned and operated a successful commercial printing business in Dallas, Texas for over 14 years and was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

There is no official start date, yet.