The PIC's main function is to develop and implement an annual conference, which includes developing agendas, scheduling presenters, and all other activities associated with carrying out a successful conference. The PIC also coordinates a Member Scholarship Program and judges the Conservation Awards.
PIC coordinates the Member Training Scholarship Program to help LWCD staff and committee members achieve their professional improvement and leadership goals. Scholarships help cover the expenses of our members who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend workshops, conferences, and other training opportunities.
Join the PIC
See our flyer on what we do and why it's important to have statewide representation. Join us to help plan sessions for our highly successful conference, promote and judge the Conservation Awards, and more.
Volunteer at the Conference
Unable to commit to becoming a PIC member? We always could use some extra volunteers at our annual conference. Contact Chris to learn more.
Patty Benedict, Portage County LWCD, Secretary
Laura Grunwald, Sheboygan County PCD
Sue Hendrickson, Douglas County LCC
Christina Hesselberg, La Crosse County DLC
Brian Holt, Walworth County LCC, Vice Chair
Steve Kircher, Forest County Land Conservation/Land Information/GIS Dept.
Mitchell McCarthy, Sauk County LRED
Daniel McFarlane, Waupaca County LWCD
Kyle Minks, Dane County LWRD
Haillie Passow, Trempealeau County LWCD, Youth Education Committee Representative
Tony Reali, Calumet County LWCD, Chair
Dan O'Connell, Portage County LWCD, Technical Committee and SITCOM Representative
Geoff Schramm, Ozaukee County LWMD
Nick Stadnyk, Rusk County LCD
Chris Schlutt, WI Land+Water Staff
Matt Krueger, WI Land+Water Staff
Kim Warkentin, WI Land+Water Staff
Karl Gesch, DNR
Daniel Zerr, UW-Extension
Eric Hurley, NRCS
Coreen Fallat and Drew Zelle, DATCP
Mission: Lead the planning and implementation of the Wisconsin Land+Water Annual Conference, conservation awards, and the professional improvement scholarship programs.
Our next meeting will be held in August (date TBD) in Stevens Point where we will also meeting jointly with the Technical Committee to begin planning sessions for the 2024 annual conference. Please contact PIC Chair Tony Reali for details. For more information about meetings, visit the Community Calendar.