Jonathan Schatz
I've always been passionate about public service. I see strong value in delivering the strategic guidance that lets municipal leaders provide the best possible services to their constituents.

Jonathan Schatz

Municipal Advisor
Jonathan Schatz

Jonathan joined Ehlers in 2018 as a Municipal Advisor to help Wisconsin municipalities solve financial challenges and bolster economic development. He focuses on financial planning and forecasting, and helping clients anticipate capital needs or work towards a rating upgrade. He also spends time analyzing developer requests for TIF assistance on residential, industrial and commercial projects. Previously, Jonathan worked at the Milwaukee County budget office modeling revenue options, assisting in the creation of long-term financial plans and collaborating with stakeholders to develop strategic framework for performance-based budgeting. He spent five years providing research support in engineering and public health institutes at Northwestern University and Harvard University.

Jonathan lives in Waukesha with his wife and daughter. Originally from the Chicago area, he and his family have loved getting to know all that Wisconsin has to offer, from golfing and hiking to amazing food and passionate sports. They love spending time enjoying the Badger state (just don’t ask about sports allegiances!).

Areas of Expertise

Debt Issuance & Management

  • Analysis & Presentation of Alternative Financing Tools
  • Funding Sources & Plans
  • General Obligation & Revenue Debt
  • Environmental Improvement Fund Loans
  • General Airport Revenue Bonds

Economic Development & Redevelopment

  • Developer Pro Forma Analysis
  • Developer Performance Evaluation
  • Tax Increment District Creation & Amendment

Financial Management Planning

  • Capital Improvements Planning
  • Financial Goals & Objectives Facilitation
  • Project Impact Analysis
  • Financial Management Plans

Licenses & Certifications

Series 50 License: Municipal Advisor Representative

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Wisconsin Economic Development Association
Wisconsin City/County Management Association
Wisconsin Government Finance Officers Association


Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, DePaul University
Master’s Degree in Public Policy & Administration, Northwestern University

Community Involvement

Hunger Task Force of Southeastern Wisconsin – Volunteer
Canine Therapy Corps – Donor & Volunteer