Mequon City Administrator Lee Szymborski resigns

After 15 years with city, he has taken a new consulting job

May 21, 2014

Mequon — After 15 years as Mequon's city administrator, Lee Szymborski is moving on.

Szymborski recently met with the Mequon Common Council to inform them that he would be resigning effective mid-July. Szymborski has been Mequon's administrator since 1999.

Szymborski leaves the city to join Gov HR USA, a public-sector management consulting firm based in Northbrook, Illinois. He will continue to live in Mequon, opening a Wisconsin office for the firm. He will serve as a vice president handling executive recruitment and management studies.

"I am very grateful for and proud of the more than 15 years I have served the city," Szymborski said. "The professional experience has been incomparable. I feel good about our achievements, so this is the perfect time for me, personally and professionally, to take on a new challenge."

Mequon Mayor Dan Abendroth expressed regret over Szymborski's departure.

"On behalf of the entire council, we are very sorry to see Lee leave," he said. "He has served Mequon extremely well. His professionalism and staff leadership will be missed."

Szymborski cited accomplishments such as the city's acquisition of its water utility, the establishment of the Mequon Town Center, the creation of the Mequon Nature Preserve, and the city's strong financial health, as Mequon career highlights.

Szymborski recently finished work on the city's agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for an interchange at Interstate 43 and Highland Road. He also negotiated an agreement with Ozaukee County to split the $3.45 million local cost of the interchange, slated to be built in 2020.

Prior to Mequon, Szymborski was the assistant village manager in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, for 12 years, and he has held similar administrative posts in Wisconsin communities.


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