JANESVILLE

The director of the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin will be soon offered a position working in Illinois, the chairman of the Winnebago County, Illinois, board said.

The Winnebago County Board voted Thursday night to approve offering Brett Frazier the position of administrator for Winnebago County Animal Services, said Frank Haney, Winnebago County Board chairman.

Frazier’s start date had not been determined but will be set in the “near future,” Haney said.

Frazier will be offered a $110,000 salary in Winnebago County and a monthly stipend for job-related travel, Haney said.

In 2016, Frazier made just over $72,000, according to a previous report from The Gazette. He made $62,252 in his first full year as executive director in 2014.

The humane society’s board of directors will meet Saturday to discuss possibilities moving forward, said David Peterson, board member. He said the meeting was announced Thursday.

Frazier, a Milton native, has served as the humane society’s director since 2013, according to a previous report from The Gazette. He previously served as the mayor of Milton and the Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.

Haney thinks Frazier will bring strong leadership to Winnebago County. He’s excited about the potential to work alongside him to improve the county’s animal services, he said.

Winnebago County is located south of Rock County across the state line and includes Rockford, Rockton, Roscoe, South Beloit, Durand and Pecatonica. The animal service’s website indicates its shelter is on Main Street in Rockford.

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