Longtime Beaver Dam Lawyer Retires | Regional news
A member of the Beaver Dam town government announced his retirement earlier this month.
Maryann Schacht, lawyer for the town of Beaver Dam, will retire on January 3. She has held this post since 2001. Schacht followed her husband H. David Schacht into the post. Dave Schacht was city attorney from 1971 to 2000, then deputy city attorney during a time when Maryann took over. She often joked that the city was getting two lawyers from the city for the price of one during this time.
The couple, who practiced law at Schacht and Schacht Law Office in Beaver Dam, met at the University of Wisconsin-Madison law school. They married in 1964.
In her letter to city officials announcing her retirement, Maryann said her law firm has for nearly 57 years “always believed in the town of Beaver Dam and has strived to represent you all with dignity, loyalty and positive action.
“Thank you for the adventure of a lifetime and positive thoughts for all of you,” the letter read.
Mayor Becky Glewen said there will be further discussions on how to replace someone who has had a big impact on the city and how to celebrate when the time comes.
Schacht has been a public defender and ad litem guardian in Dodge County and a city attorney for the past 20 years.