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Executive Committee

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

2019 WCC Executive Committee

WCC Executive Committee (from left): Chair Larry Bonde, Vice-Chair Tony Blattler, Outreach & Public Relations Coordinator Terri Roehrig, and Historian Joe Weiss. (Not pictured is Secretary Dale Maas.)

The 2019-2020 Executive Committee is as follows:

Larry Bonde was elected to his fourth term as chair of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. He also serves as chair of the Manitowoc County delegation and is a District Leadership Councilor for District 8. A 28 year veteran of the Congress, Larry served as vice-chair of the WCC for the five years and 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.

Tony Blattler was elected to his first term as vice-chair of the WCC. Tony serves as vice-chair for Price County as well as alternate chair of Price County's County Deer Advisory Council. He currently represents WCC District 1 after having previously represented District 6 before moving from Stevens Point(Portage County) 12 years ago. While serving on the WCC for a total of 15 years he has participated on the Warm Water, Upland Game, and Rules & Resolutions committees, as well as DNR's Northern Pike Team. Currently he participates on the Strategic Plan Implementation Committee and DNR Elk Committees, as well as chairing WCC's Rules & Resolutions Committee. After working for 30 years with Team Schierl Co. in Portage County, Tony and his wife moved to Price County where he worked for St. Croix Rods as well as the Phillips Area Chamber of Commerce as Executive Director before retiring in 2017. Tony is an active member of the Ruffed Grouse Society serving as Flambeau River Banquet Ticket Chairman and also organizer and participant in this chapters two annual habitat work days, as well as its annual Learn-to-Hunt in conjunction with BOW and UWSP. Tony is very active in fishing and hunting with friends and family-especially his grandkids!

Dale Maas was re-elected secretary of the Conservation Congress. Dale has been a Congress member for 40 years serving the citizens of Dodge County as chair and is a District 7 councilor on the District Leadership Council. In addition, Dale chairs the Great Lakes Committee and is a member of the Outreach & Public Relations Committee and Strategic Plan Implementation Committee. He has also served as secretary and chair of the Rules & Resolutions Committee. Dale is a life member of the Beaver Dam Conservationists Inc., as well as being a board member for over 20 years. He is a founding member of Dodge County Sporting and Conservation Alliance 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.

Terri Roehrig was elected to the Executive Committee as Outreach & Public Relations Coordinator. She has been a District 5 Leadership Councilor for the last two years. Over the last year, she has served as the chair of the Strategic Implementation Committee. Terri has served on several committees such as Youth Conservation Congress Oversight, Deer and Elk, and Bear. Terri became vice-chair of the Buffalo County delegation at this year's Spring Hearings. She is currently a BOD and treasurer for Mondovi Conservation Club. She has been a hunter safety instructor for over 15 years. She serves as secretary for the Buffalo County Conservation Alliance and is vice-chair of the Buffalo County CDAC. Terri is also a current member of St. Anna Sportsman's club. Before moving to Buffalo County in 2015, Terri previously served on the District Leadership Council for District 8 from 2014-2015 and was a delegate for Calumet County from 2012 - 2015. She served as vice-president of the Calumet County Sportsman's Alliance in 2014. Terri served on the BOD for Oxbow Sportsman's Club and ran the Learn-to-Hunt Pheasant Programs for Oxbow. She also started the Learn-to-Hunt Pheasant program for St. Anna Sportsman's Club. In 2012, Terri received the WCC's Conservation Educator of the Year award at the annual convention. She spends her time in the outdoors enjoying working on habitat management, fishing, and hunting. She especially loves working her German Shorthaired Pointers on a good pheasant hunt.

Joe Weiss was re-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 24 year veteran of the Conservation Congress, Joe also served on the Strategic Planning Committee as well as represented District 1 on the District Leadership Council for the past 15 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.

Larry Bonde
Chair, Wisconsin Conservation Congress
22514 Rockville Road
Kiel, Wisconsin 53042
608-235-5825

Tony Blattler
Vice-Chair, Wisconsin Conservation Congress
N9290 Up River Rd
Phillips, Wisconsin 54555
715-332-5121

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

Terri Roehrig
Outreach & Public Relations Officer, Wisconsin Conservation Congress
S588 County Road H
Mondovi, Wisconsin 54755
920-540-2775

Joe Weiss
Historian, Wisconsin Conservation Congress
N4398 Wildcat Road
Spooner, Wisconsin 54801
715-520-0517

Last revised: Wednesday June 05 2019