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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress consists of three 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 Vice-Chair Larry Bonde, Public Relations Officer Lee Fahrney, Chair Rob Bohmann, Secretary Joe Weiss, and Historian Alan Suchla

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


The current 2013-2014 Executive Committee is as follows:

Rob Bohmann was re-elected Chair of the Conservation Congress. He is a eight year veteran of the Congress with two years as a Milwaukee County delegate, and six years as a Racine County delegate. Rob has served six years as Executive Councilor for Dist 11, four years on the Executive Committee as Vice-Chair, and two 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 Town of Meeme Land Use Commission, Manitowoc County Fish and Game Protective Association, Viking Bow and Gun Club and serves on the Manitowoc County Board's Land Conservation Committee.

Joe Weiss was elected Secretary 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 25 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 10 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.

Lee Fahrney was elected Public Relations Officer of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Executive Committee. Lee also serves as vice-chair of the Iowa County delegation, chairs the Outreach & Public Relations Committee and represents District 9 on the Executive Council. He is a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and also completed a second career as a high school guidance counselor. He now writes freelance outdoor columns on a part time basis while managing his 160-acre property in Iowa County.

Alan Suchla was elected to the Historian position on the Executive Committee. Alan is from Arcadia in Trempealeau County (WCC District 5). Alan is a member of the Migratory Committee as well as past Vice-Chair of the Public and Private Lands Committee. In 2013 he will chair the Legislative Committee. He has been on the Congress for 13 yrs and is the Chair for the Trempealeau County delegation. Alan is an active member of the Arcadia Sportsman Club and has been a District Chairman of DU. He is proud to be a volunteer for conservation as well as a volunteer track coach for 15 years. Alan enjoys his free time hunting and fishing with his three girls and son.

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

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

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

Alan Suchla
Historian, Wisconsin Conservation Congress
1347 Schank Court
Arcadia, Wisconsin 54612
608-323-7081
Last revised: Wednesday June 12 2013