Monthly Archives: January 2015

2015 Winterfest – February 14, 2015

2015 Winterfest on Porter will be held on Saturday, February 14, at the Oconto Legion Golf Club from 11 am to 4 pm.  There will be a lot of fun outdoor and indoor activities, including a chili cook-off sponsored by the Girl Scouts.  There will be a free raffle from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Come on out and enjoy this great day of family fun!

Job Opening – City Attorney

Job Announcement

City Attorney

City Attorney – Oconto, WI (pop. 4,500), located on the Oconto River 30 minutes north of Green Bay, has a current opening for the position of City Attorney.  This position is a contract position.

In this role, the selected individual or firm will handle all municipal court matters, conduct all of the law business in which the City is interested, serve as legal advisor to the Mayor, Common Council and officers of the City, draft ordinances, bonds and other instruments as requested, handle administrative labor issues including, but not limited to, grievances, personnel matters and employee handbook updates, perform all labor negotiations and other contract negotiations and such other duties as provided by State law and as designated by the Common Council.  Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  Experience in municipal law a plus.

Compensation shall be in the form of a retainer in the amount $2,500 per month plus $50 expense reimbursement.  Interested parties should submit a resume along with qualifications and experience to:

City of Oconto

Sara J. Perrizo, City Administrator

1210 Main Street

Oconto, WI  54153

Qualifications, as well as questions, may also be submitted via email to  Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Parks Department Foreman – Deadline Extended

City of Oconto

Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department

Employment Opportunities


The City of Oconto Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is accepting applications for the position of Parks Working Foreman (40 hours per week).  The salary range for this position is $11.96-$12.46 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications, plus an excellent benefits package.


The Parks Department is also accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Laborer (35-37 hours per week).  The salary range for the position is $11.46-$11.96 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications.


Both positions require a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license.  Applications, along with a job description and additional qualifications, can be picked up at Oconto City Hall, 1210 Main Street, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  The deadline to turn in the applications has been extended to Friday, February 6, 2015.


John Bostedt

Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director


Candlelight Walk Rescheduled

The Candlelight Walk, which was scheduled for this Saturday, January 10, has been cancelled because of the severe cold temperatures.  It will be rescheduled for Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Copper Culture State Park.  If you have any questions, please call John at (920)834-7706.  Thank you!