Stephanie Hirsch – City Manager, Eau Claire, WI

Mar 12, 2022

It was more than fitting that on March 8, 2022 – International Women’s Day – Stephanie Hirsch was finalized as City Manager for the City of Eau Claire (Wisconsin), becoming the first woman to hold that position in the city’s history.

This appointment caps an impressive career in public service with a focus on leveraging the full potential of municipal governments from coast to coast. Stephanie held multiple staff positions within the government of the City of Somerville (Massachusetts) over more than a decade before being elected an At-large City Councilor. She returned to her hometown of Eau Claire a few years ago and became the Operations Administrator for Eau Claire County’s Department of Human Services.

Stephanie earned a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and an MBS from Harvard Business School.