Gawenda Nominated for City Treasurer Position

Monday, April 21, 2008 - 9:36am

Madison - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today nominated Dave Gawenda to serve as Treasurer for the City of Madison. The City Treasurer is responsible for managing the city's assets, including the City and the Madison Metropolitan School District's $400 million investment portfolio.

"Dave Gawenda will be an outstanding steward of public resources as Madison's City Treasurer," said Mayor Cieslewicz. "He has a track record of success in both the private and public sectors, and knows the community well. Dave's experience and talents will be valuable assets for city government."

Gawenda was elected to the position of Dane County Treasurer four times, starting in 2001. Prior to that he worked with private investment firms dating back to 1980. As County Treasurer, he has managed an asset portfolio as large as $250 million. He has held leadership roles in the field of municipal finance with the Wisconsin County Treasurers' Association and the National Association of Counties. Gawenda also served as a member of the Dane County Board of Supervisors.

"It's been a privilege to serve the people of Dane County for over seven years," Gawenda said. "Now I look forward to using my 28 years of experience in the financial markets for the benefit of the City of Madison and its citizens."

The City Treasurer's office manages cash and investment assets for the city, prepares the city's tax roll, oversees property tax collections and supervises disbursement of all city funds. It is one of three city agencies that formerly comprised the city's Department of Revenue, along with the Assessor and City Clerk's offices.

Gawenda's nomination is subject to approval by the Common Council. He is expected to assume his duties as City Treasurer on May 27.

  • George Twigg, (608) 266-4611