Village Board

Benton has an elected Village Board consisting of the Village President and a six-member Board of Trustees. The Village Board sets local governmental policy, determines types and levels of service to be provided, hires village employees, establishes village codes and ordinances, and approves the budget and subsequent expenditures for the fiscal year. Each member of the Board–including the President–is elected to a two-year term. To ensure that the Board is always comprised of at least three experienced members, elections for trustee positions are held on an every-other-year basis, with three positions being elected one year and four positions being elected the next.

Village Board Members

Village President

Scott Cruse

Since October 2022
Trustee April-October 2022


Chuck Wartner

Since April 2010


John Perkins

Since April 2022


Jill Knight

Since April 2017


Cal Robbins

Since April 2011


Joe Slater

Since April 2023


Kenneth Farrey

Since April 2016

Board Meeting Dates and Times

All meetings are open to the public and comply with the state’s open meeting laws (Wis. Stat. § 19.81—19.98).

  • Date: 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • Time: 6:30 P.M.
  • Location: Benton Business Incubator Conference Room, 244 Ridge Avenue

Agenda Requests

Citizens or other persons with items or concerns they would like to have placed on the agenda may do so by calling the Village Clerk’s office one week prior to the scheduled meeting. (Village Office: 608-759-3721)

Subcommittee Meetings

In addition to regular board meetings, the Village also has a number of subcommittees that meet on an as-needed basis to determine a variety of issues related to the operation of the Village and its services. Village Board members, as well as various members of the community, serve on the subcommittees. Meetings are posted and are open to the public.

Village Office Hours and Contacts


Open Office Hours
  • Tuesday thru Friday
  • 8:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
  • 12:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Village Office Location
  • Benton Business Incubator
  • 244 Ridge Avenue
  • Benton, WI 53803

Clerk’s Office

Sonya Silvers is Benton’s Village Clerk / Treasurer. She is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations and administrative matters of the Village of Benton. Becky Freiburger serves as the Deputy Village Clerk/Treasurer.