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Kari Lee-Zimmermann
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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress consists of five members elected by the Executive Council annually in May. The Executive Committee works in conjunction with the Executive Council on all natural resource issues of citizen concern.

WCC Executive Committee

WCC Executive Committee (from left): Vice-Chair Larry Bonde, Secretary Dale Maas, Chair Rob Bohmann, Historian Joe Weiss, and Public Relations Officer Lee Fahrney.

The 2015-2016 Executive Committee is as follows:

Rob Bohmann was re-elected Chair of the Conservation Congress. He is a eleven year veteran of the Congress with two years as a Milwaukee County delegate, and nine years as a Racine County delegate. Rob has served nine years as Executive Councilor for District 11; four years on the Executive Committee as Vice-Chair, and five years as Chair. In addition, he has chaired the CWD Ad-Hoc, Deer 2000 Review Ad-Hoc and Outreach Committees and has served on the Big Game and Great Lakes Committees. Rob is a licensed hunting/fishing guide, and former USCG licensed charter captain. He has guided for deer, bear, musky, and walleye. He is a member of many hunting pro-staffs and is a four-time archery champion.

Larry Bonde, re-elected as Vice-Chair of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, also has serves as Chair of the Manitowoc County Delegation and currently serves as Executive Council for District 8. A 20 year veteran of the Congress, Larry is a past Executive Council member and served as Secretary for one year. During his time on the Congress he has chaired the Outdoor Heritage & Education, Rules & Resolutions, and Outreach Committees as well as serving on Environmental Practices and Big Game Committees. Larry is a member of the Manitowoc County Fish and Game Protective Association, Viking Bow and Gun Club and serves on the Manitowoc County Board's Land Conservation Committee.

Dale Maas was elected Secretary of the Conservation Congress. Dale has been a Congress member for over 35 years serving the citizens of Dodge County as chair and is a District 7 councilor on the Executive Council. In addition Dale Chairs the Great Lakes Committee and is a member of the Outreach and public Relations Committee and Strategic Planning Committee. He has also served as Secretary and Chair of the Rules and Resolutions Committee. Dale is a life member of the Beaver Dam Conservationists Inc., founding member of Dodge County Sporting and Conservation Alliance, currently Vice President of Beaver Dam Wings Over Wisconsin, and stays involved in many other local organizations. He resides south of Fox Lake with his wife Mary where they raised their two sons Nicholas and Zachary. He enjoys hunting and fishing especially Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay from their cottage in Door County. He retired from Kirsh Foundry in Beaver Dam as Plant Engineer in March of 2015.

Lee Fahrney joins the Executive Committee again as Public Relations Officer after a one-year hiatus. He served previously as Secretary and Public Relations Officer on the Executive Committee and represents District 9 on the Executive Council. In addition to the Public Relations Committee, he has served on the Outreach Committee and has chaired the Outdoor Heritage and Education, Legislative, and Wolf committees. Lee has served as co-editor of the Congress newsletter, the Conservation Chronicle and has been a frequent contributor. In addition, he has authored several articles about the Congress for publication statewide. Lee is a delegate to the Congress from Iowa County where he serves as vice-chair and is a member of numerous local and statewide outdoor organizations. He was selected as the Congress’ Delegate of the Year in 2009.

Joe Weiss was elected Historian of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Executive Committee. Joe also serves as Chair of the Warm Water Committee, as well as Chair of the Washburn County delegation. A 20 year veteran of the Conservation Congress, Joe also served on the Strategic Planning Committee as well as represented District 1 on the Executive Council for the past 12 years. In the past, Joe was a Conservation Pilot with the Wisconsin DNR for four years and held Special Game Warden credentials. He is also a 21 year veteran of the US Air Force and most recently retired as a Captain with American Airlines with 26 years of service. Joe is a licensed hunting and fishing guide, belongs to numerous outdoor organizations, and serves as a member of the Washburn County Board of Adjustments as well as a member of the Washburn County CWD Citizens Advisory Committee, and President of the Spooner Muskie Club.

Rob Bohmann
Chair, Wisconsin Conservation Congress
1105 Melvin Avenue
Racine, Wisconsin 53402
608-235-5825

Larry Bonde
Vice-Chair, Wisconsin Conservation Congress
22514 Rockville Road
Kiel, Wisconsin 53042
920-286-3327

Dale Maas
Secretary, Wisconsin Conservation Congress
W9449 Breezy Point Road
Fox Lake, Wisconsin 53933
920-928-2131

Lee Fahrney
Public Relations Officer, Wisconsin Conservation Congress
7860 McKenna Road
Hollandale, Wisconsin 53544
608-967-2208

Joe Weiss
Historian, Wisconsin Conservation Congress
W5390 Bobcat Road
Spooner, Wisconsin 54801
715-520-0517

Last revised: Tuesday June 16 2015