Title: Retired County Clerk
Company: Dodge County, Wisconsin
Location: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, United States
Dorothy Elizabeth Ebert, Retired Dodge County Clerk and Recorder, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in government administration.
Ms. Ebert is a retired administrative professional celebrating more than 35 years of service as the county clerk and recorder for Dodge County, Wisconsin. A native of Dodge County, Ms. Ebert began working for the Household Financial Corporation as a secretary and receptionist in 1958, shortly after graduating high school. She stayed with the company for nearly one decade, departing in 1967 to become the deputy Dodge County clerk. Though Ms. Ebert remembers her transition from a finance company secretary to a public employee as a matter of chance, she soon fell in love with the work and pursued a certificate of professional development in public management essentials. After 15 years as deputy county clerk, the sitting county clerk retired, and Ms. Ebert was promoted into the role.
From 1983 until her retirement in 2003, Ms. Ebert maintained her position, running unopposed for re-election on every campaign but her first. As county clerk, Ms. Ebert was responsible for maintaining county records and issuing identifying documents, including marriage licenses, which she fondly remembers providing to several former classmates. In addition to handling vital records, she had an important role in local elections and considers it a highlight to have watched ballot technology evolve from punch cards to electronic voting machines over the course of her career. Throughout her time as Dodge County clerk, Ms. Ebert was active in the Wisconsin County Clerks Association and held a variety of leadership roles culminating in a term as president in 1998. In recognition of her crucial role in Wisconsin government administration, she has been profiled in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the Midwest and Who’s Who in the World and was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. She is a former member of the board of directors of the Dodge County chapter of the American Cancer Society and remains an active volunteer with Church Health Services. In her retirement, Ms. Ebert enjoys having time to focus on music, which she describes as “a very important part of who she is,” and performs regularly as a soloist and a member of her church choir and bell choir.
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