The Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Village and is responsible to the Village President and Village Board for the management of the Village’s day-to-day operations. The Administrator supports the information and policy-making needs of the Board, implements Board decisions and directives, supervises all Village staff, and submits a proposed annual budget to the Board. Additional responsibilities include organizational development, economic development, community relations, intergovernmental relations, financial management, and human resources management. The position oversees approximately 50 employees and a budget of approximately $15 million.
Nicholas Owen was appointed as Village Administrator in 2015. He has served in the public sector for over 12 years and holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Public Administration, and an Executive Masters Degree in Public Administration.
“I have a passion for local government and truly enjoy the unique challenges encountered on a daily basis. For me it is very rewarding to take on new challenges and work through them to create a new opportunity for my community. Mount Horeb is a great community, and the residents take a lot of pride in the Village. I am thankful for the opportunity to work here.”