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Getting to know the people and their priorities is a prime focus of her early weeks as Pierce County's new administrative coordinator, said JoAnn Miller. She was hired late last year after the county board spent three years determining what it wants in a coordinator and recruiting candidates. -- Photo by Judy Wiff

Transition from village to county was 'an easy slide,' says Miller

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After a month on the job, JoAnn Miller seems comfortable in her role as Pierce County Administrative Coordinator.

Two years ago, she left a job as administrator for DeForest, a village just north of Madison with 40 fulltime employees, an annual operating budget of $8 million and a population of 8,500. On Dec. 5, Miller officially took the reins as administrative coordinator of Pierce County, with an annual budget of $39 million, 300 employees and a population of 41,000.


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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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