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Committees, Commissions & Boards

City of Viroqua committees, commissions and boards information is included below. Committees usually meet on Tuesday evenings when scheduled. Check the City Meetings calendar for times and agendas.

Finance / Personnel Committee

The Finance / Personnel Committee oversees the city budget, including appropriations and expenditures, as well as all aspects of personnel. The committee meets as needed and prior to Council meeting to review bills to be paid.

Tanja Birke(Chairperson), Cyndy Hubbard, Joseph Ahler, Kristal Welter, Steve Willis

Public Works Committee

The Public Works Committee has oversight responsibility for the Department of Public Works operations, management, facilities and equipment.  The Committee meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Kristal Welter (Chairperson), Gregory Splinter, Cyndy Hubbard, Tanja Birke, Ben Wilson

Public Safety Committee

The Public Safety Committee has oversight responsibilities for the Fire and Police Departments operations and management (except personnel), public safety, alcoholic beverage and other licensing activities.

John Thompson (Chairperson), David Tryggestad, Kristal Welter, Joseph Ahler, Cyndy Hubbard

Public Property & General Government Committee

The Public Property Committee has oversight responsibility for planning and zoning, building inspection, city facilities and general government operations.

Gregory Splinter (Chairperson), Tanja Birke, Steve Willis, David Tryggestad

Parks and Recreation Committee

The Parks and Recreation Committee oversees the operations of the city’s parks and the recreation programs.

David Tryggestad (Chairperson), Joseph Ahler, John Thompson, Steve Willis, Ben Wilson

Municipal Court Committee

The Municipal Court Committee (together with the Judge and the member communities) is responsible for the general operation of the Hidden Valleys Municipal Court, serving the Cities of Viroqua and Westby and the Villages of La Farge and Cashton. The Committee meets as needed.

Karen Mischel (Viroqua), Danny Helgerson (Westby), Cheryl Purvis (La Farge), Police Chief Rick Niedfeldt (Viroqua), Rita Byers (Cashton)

Viroqua Tourism Commission

The Tourism Commission promotes tourism to Viroqua and the surrounding areas using a portion of the funds that the City of Viroqua receives from the city room tax. The committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month.

Theresa Washburn, Ted Parrish, Cyndy Hubbard, Dani Lind, Clinton Hardesty

City Plan Commission

The City Plan Commission is a statutory commission which is required to review matters related to public buildings, statues or memorials, streets, parks & playgrounds and subdivision plats within the City or within 1-1/2 miles of the City boundary.  The Plan Commission meets as needed.

Karen Mischel (Chairperson), Jan Rasikas, Stephanie Gauthier-Phillips, Richard Running, Sonya Newenhouse, David Levin, Kristal Welter

Board of Appeals 

The Board of Appeals has limited authority to grant variances or special exceptions to the City’s Zoning Code.  The Board meets on an as needed basis, subject to Class 2 public notice requirements.

Jess Johnson, Jean Klousia, Jen Corbusier, Carrie Tunks, Jonah Curly, Kim Littel (alternate)

Board of Review

The Board of Review meets annually within 30 days of the second Monday in May to hear objections to assessments made by the local tax assessor.

Valdo (Pete) Gilman, Jess Johnson, Allison Mendoza, Bill Brooke, Kris Snowdeal

Airport Commission

The Airport Commission is responsible for the operation and management of the Viroqua Municipal Airport.  The Commission meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Airport.

Mike Skildum (manager), Travis Geary, Mike Olson, Arnold Noman, Doug Swenson, Roy Torgerson, Mike Sebion, David Tryggestad

Police and Fire Commission

The Fire and Police Commission is responsible for personnel management for the Police and Fire Departments.  Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Tom Weston (Chairperson), Alycann Taylor, Brian Ekern, Barbara McNeal, Gloriane Noble, David Olson, William Anderson, Bill Schultz

Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission’s mission is to protect, enhance and perpetuate sites of special architectural or historic character in the community.  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday (bi-monthly) at City Hall.

Gregory Splinter (Chairperson), Marjorie Macasaet, Cyndy Hubbard, Dallas Seevers, Randy Skinner, Rachel Olson, Eddy Nix 

Diversity Advisory Board

The Diversity Advisory Board was created to help secure human rights and equal opportunity for residents of Viroqua in the areas of safety, housing, employment, public accommodations, public service and education. All Board meetings will be open to the public.


Design Review Board

The Design Review Board’s purpose is to review any sign permit applications per the Sign Ordinance. Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Stewart Robinson, Steve Campbell, Gigi Macasaet, Eddy Nix, Randy Skinner


Tree Board

The Tree Board shall have control of all Street trees and City trees.  This shall include planting, transplanting, removing, pruning, treating and otherwise caring for and protecting all trees, shrubs and plants on all public lands not specifically delegated to other City Boards in order to preserve and enhance the beauty and general welfare of the community.

Eric Bankes, Wyatt Oldham, Dustin Giess, Lynn Kronschnabel, Jerrod Getz, Steve Willis, Gregory Splinter