Mayor Joel Biermann grew up in Waupun, Wisconsin. After high school, he enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Upon graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2003, Joel became a commissioned military intelligence officer and soon began working for a state representative in the Wisconsin State Assembly. From 2005-2006, Joel served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Shortly after his deployment, he moved to DC to support the Defense Intelligence Agency as a contracted intelligence analyst and served on four more deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He also transferred to the Army Reserve where he continues to serve.
Joel moved to University Park in November 2013 and earned his MBA from the University of Maryland in 2016. He has served on the Town’s Development Overview Committee since 2018.
Joel is passionate about fiscal responsibility, accountability in government, creating a more inclusive and equitable society, environmental stewardship, and promoting the quality of life in University Park.