Professional Improvement Committee
The Professional Improvement Committee's (PIC's) main function is to develop and implement an annual conference. This includes selecting the site, developing agendas, scheduling presenters, advertising the event, and all other activities associated with carrying out a successful conference. The PIC also promotes and judges the Conservation Awards. View our Guiding Principles. Our most recent meeting was a conference call on October 5. View the agenda.
Dale Konkol, Door County SWCD, Chair
Lisa Burns, Washburn County LWCD, Vice Chair
Patty Benedict, Portage County LCD, Secretary
Greg Cleereman, Marinette County LWCD
Karsen Gosh, Sheboygan County Planning & Conservation Dept.
Kelly Maginnis, Columbia County LWCD
Chris Murphy, Rock County LCD
Tony Reali, Calumet County LWCD
Kerrie Wheeler, Juneau County LWRD
Dan O'Connell, Portage County LCD, Technical Committee Representative, Paul Sebo, Washington County (alternate)
Geoff Schramm, Ozaukee County LWMD
Chris Schlutt, WI Land+Water Staff
Jim VandenBrook, WI Land+Water Staff
Kim Warkentin, WI Land+Water Staff
Agency Advisors: Corinne Johnson, DNR; John Exo, UW-Extension; Lori Van Hulle, NRCS; and Coreen Fallat, DATCP
The PIC also coordinates a Member Scholarship program. Training scholarships are designed to help cover the expenses of WI Land+Water members who would otherwise be unable to afford a particular professional improvement or leadership training program. Click here to view scholarship information; this is also available as a Word document.
Please send scholarship applications to:
Patty Benedict, Administrative Secretary
WI Land+Water Scholarship Coordinator
Portage County LCD, 1462 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point WI 54481
715-346-1334 / email@example.com
Please contact the PIC Chair if you would like more information or are interested in serving on this committee.
Past meeting minutes: