Jay Winzenz takes job in Eau Claire

A long-time City of Janesville employee, who was passed over for the job of City Manager is leaving to take a new job.

Jay Winzenz, who previously held the position of Assistant City Manager, and who twice filled in as acting City manager has accepted the job of Finance Director for the City of Eau Claire.

Winzenz said, "things did not work out between the new city manager and I, and I found it was in my best interest and my family's best interests to relocate."

Winzenz has worked for the City of Janesville for 25 years, starting as assistant operations director, later neighborhood services director, and eventually assistant city manager. He resigned that position shortly after City Manager Mark Freitag began in December.

Winzenz's last day as director of administrative services will be July 5th.