I am very fortunate to be a part of many great projects here in Oconomowoc that are enhancing the landscape of the City, its growth, and the way the City does business. It is always a team effort, and I am lucky to have the opportunity to work closely with many talented people on these exciting projects, from Council members and City staff to actively engaged community members. I am looking forward to continuing to work together to make Oconomowoc an even better place to live, work, and play.

New Developments

  • Journey 21 Project

  • Olympia Fields

  • Expanding housing needs

    • Arrowwood Development​

    • Morgan Station

    • Hackney House

December 2021

  • Hired New City Administrator

September 2021

  • Officially opened the OconSkate Park, which a number of community members donated time and money to help fund. 

July 2021

  • Officially opened the John & Lavinia Rockwell Park at 517/525 N Lake Road. 

January 2021

  • The community reached the goal of raising $1.35M to purchase 517 N Lake Road Property with donations from over 1,000 people. The lot is combined with 525 N Lake Road for a legacy park to be enjoyed for generations to come. 

  • Friends of Oconomowoc Park and Trails, a non-profit created to support local parks projects, was launched. 

Fall 2020

  • Passed a balanced budget with Council.

  • City purchased 525 N Lake Road property with a donation from a resident, to be deeded in perpetuity as a public park. 

  • Updated the Emergency Management Plan.

  • Hired New Police Chief.

Summer 2020

  • Increased transparency offering more content for Aldermen and increased time to review.

  • Hybrid 4th of July fireworks, offering both virtual and in-person options.

  • Launched IT Audit to lower excessive costs.​

  • Operationally reorganized workspaces for staff at City Hall and improved operational efficiency.

  • Presented option of the John & Lavinia Rockwell Park to the community.

  • Launched community fundraiser to purchase 525/517.

  • New Mural for Oz Plaza was completed.

  • Focused on funding for Hwy 67 Tunnel Project - opening the ends of the existing tunnel, a major public safety issue.

  • Moved forward on the implementation of DockHounds Baseball Complex.

June 2020

  • Magnus takes on a dual role as City Administrator and Mayor.

  • Saved city $67,000 in payroll costs.

  • Focus on Olympia Fields opportunity - started the process.

  • Worked to keep doors open & expanded services for residents.

  • Roundy's Incident - increased focus on public safety.

May 2020

  • Assess all open items in the City.

  • City Administrator accepts a job in Brookfield.

April 2020

  • Mayor Magnus is Elected to Office.

  • Formed Oconomowoc Responds Task Force to address pandemic.

  • Pandemic hits, creating a lot of uncertainties.