Town of Beloit picks new administrator

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
— The town of Beloit has a new administrator, who apparently made a great first impression with those who met him over the weekend.

Brian Wilson of Milan, Mo., will take over Jan. 30, town board Chairman Rob Pavlik said Monday night after the board met.

Pavlik informed Wilson on Monday night that the board had signed his contract.

Wilson is the city administrator in Milan, population 2,000. He wanted to meet his obligations and tie up loose ends before taking the job in Wisconsin, which is why his arrival is delayed, Pavlik said.

Wilson's commitment to his current job was one of the things that impressed Pavlik, who said he was looking for a history of integrity on the job.

All four finalists met with town department heads, a citizens committee and the town board on Friday and Saturday. The search consultant had each group rate the candidates' strengths and weaknesses. Pavlik said Wilson quickly rose to the top.

"He was the most impressive," Pavlik said. "I think he made the most personal contact with each individual (who interviewed him), and I think they found him to be a likeable guy."

"We all knew he was a good fit, but going through the process just confirmed that," Pavlik said.

Wilson previously was the disaster recovery manager for the city of Caruthersville, Mo., for more than a year from 2006 to 2007, and worked in the office of the mayor's neighborhood stabilization team in St. Louis, Mo., from 2000 to 2006.

He received a master's degree in administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 1999 and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri in 1991.

Wilson replaces former Town Administrator Bob Museus, who resigned in July.

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