Dawn Collins assumed the role of Lodi’s city clerk this month, ending the city’s search to fill the position. Collins arrives in Lodi from the village of Ashwaubenon, where she served in local government there from 2007 to 2014. Collins also worked for the city of Appleton in 2014 and 2015. She spent the last few years in the field of recruiting for the insurance industry.
Before 2007, Collins was involved in city government as a co-owner of small business with her husband Greg. Her husband served on Ashwaubenon’s Board of Trustees, and she entered the fray of local politics by running a winning campaign for the elected position of village clerk there.
Collins said her job will entail overseeing the administration of elections, working with staff to run the clerk’s office, maintaining records management, and acting as a liaison between the public and the city council.
Collins said she is looking forward to being part of the team in the clerk’s office and serving the public. She said her favorite parts of the job are training colleagues and working with election inspectors.
She said she’s reached out to Lodi High School to try and enlist students interested in community service and local government to work on election day and possibly other dates.
Collins said providing fast, timely service to the public is a top priority for her. “It’s really just listening to the public, and being able to offer them what they’re looking for,” Collins said.
Collins said Lodi residents have been wonderful and welcoming, and she looks forward to getting settled in the community.