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2018 LWCB Elections

Elected to the Land and Water Conservation Board (LWCB) are Brad Matson (Iron County), Monte Osterman (Racine County), and David Solin (Langlade County); the alternate is Michael Hofberger (Calumet County). They will begin service in January 2019.

The Land and Water Conservation Board (LWCB) connect local and state governments on conservation and farmland preservation issues. The three WI Land+Water representatives now serving are David Solin, Langlade County, North Central Area; Carl T. Chenoweth, Dane County, Southern Area, and Patrick J. Laughrin, Calumet County, Lake Winnebago Area. They will serve through December 31, 2018.

In even-numbered years, WI Land+Water is responsible for holding elections for three members to serve on the state LWCB.  Each area is encouraged to nominate one candidate to serve on the LWCB.  Each LWCB candidate nominated by an Area Association was to have submitted his or her name and a one page biography or resume to the WI Land+Water office by January 31, 2018.

The LWCB is attached to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and advises DATCP and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  Chapters 92 and 281.65 of the Wisconsin statutes further delineate the LWCB’s program authorities and responsibilities. View the 2018 LWCB Election Policy.

The LWCB is composed of three state agency leaders; one Governor-appointed member that serves a two-tear term; four Governor-appointed members representing urban, rural, river management and natural resource preservation areas; and three members of county land conservation committees.

View the LWCB Bylaws.

Learn more about the LWCB and upcoming meetings (leave WI Land+Water site).