About the Town

Population

  • 7,355
  • 12th largest town in the State of Wisconsin
  • 2nd largest municipality in Eau Claire County
  • just over 3,000 households

Size

  • 54 square miles
  • 100 miles of road

Composition

  • 70% rural
  • 30% urban

School Districts

  • Altoona School District
  • Eau Claire Are School District
  • Fall Creek School District

Eau Claire County Board Voting Districts

  • District 6
  • District 8
  • District 10
  • District 17
  • District 20
  • District 29

Town of Washington Wards

  • All Wards (1-13) 31st Senate District and 93rd Assembly District

Town Government

  • 5 member Town Board: 1 Chairperson; 4 Supervisors
  • Odd years the Chairperson and 2 Supervisors are elected
  • Even years 2 Supervisors are elected
  • Town Board meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m.
  • Meetings are held at the Town of Washington Municipal Building
  • The Town of Washington Plan Commission was re-established in 2016. The Commission consists of 2 Town Board members and 5 Town of Washington residents

Town Employees

  • 6 full-time employees (Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer, Deputy Clerk/Administrative Assistant, 3 Road Crew, 1 Building & Maintenance/Cemetery Sexton)
  • 1 part-time employee (Deputy Treasurer)
  • 2 seasonal employees

Property Tax Rates

  • 2018 - 1.61
  • 2017 - 1.84
  • 2016 - 1.84
  • 2015 - 1.85
  • 2014 - 1.88
  • 2013 - 1.89
  • 2012 - 1.89
  • 2011 – 2.31
  • 2010 – 2.32

Parks & Recreation Areas

  • Lowes Creek County Park
  • Lowes Creek Little League Ball Fields
  • Nine Mile Creek Park

Survey Results 2016

Three most important reasons people choose to live in the Town of Washington:

  • Natural beauty
  • Easy access to work or shopping areas
  • Low crime rate

Biggest Issue Facing the Town in the next 10-20 years:

  • Keeping taxes low (26.79%)
  • Protecting farmland from development (26.32%)
  • Managing growth (20.57%)
  • Protecting the environment (10.05%)
  • Promoting economic development (7.66%)
  • Other (6.7%)
  • Providing more parks & recreation (1.91%)