The City of Washburn encourages citizen participation in government through the means of a variety of committees and commissions. Some serve to provide advice to the City Council, while others are delegated decision-making authority. If you are interested in serving on a City committee or commission, please complete the citizen profile form below and return to the City Clerk. Generally, appointments are made by the Mayor with approval by the City Council. Please contact City Hall at 715-373-6160 to discuss any vacancies and/or duties and responsibilities of being a committee or commission member.
BART provides regional intercity bus service to the communities of Red Cliff, Bayfield, Washburn, Ashland, and Odanah. Each participating community appoints one representative to the BART Board.
Thomas Neimes Jr. | Washburn Representative | Term 2020
BOARD OF REVIEW
Function: Annually examines the assessment roll and corrects all apparent errors in description or computation. Membership: Mayor, Clerk, and City Council Members.
Serves as election officials for each election held under Chapters 5-12, Wisconsin Statutes.
Cheryl Follis | Chair
Michelle McCumber | Appointment at Large
Caroline Nelson | Appointment at Large
Susan Nieman | Appointment at Large
Niles Eilertson | Appointment at Large
Adeline Swiston | Appointment at Large
Sharon Hacker | Appointment at Large
Peggy Hagstrom | Appointment at Large
Pauline Jimenez | Appointment at Large
Karen Guski | Appointment at Large
Lu Ann Opperman | Appointment at Large
Sherri Swiston | Appointment at Large
Linda Ovaska | Appointment at Large
Valerie Dandeneau | Appointment at Large
Pat Bruno | Appointment at Large
FINANCE AND PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
Karen Spears Novachek | City Councilor
Mary McGrath | City Councilor
Laura Tulowitzky | City Councilor
The City of Washburn Harbor Commission is authorized under Wisconsin Statutes 30.37 and 30.38 to have exclusive control of the commercial aspects of the day-to-day operation of the harbor and its facilities; the Commission plans additional Marina amenities and ongoing capital improvements. Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM at City Hall. This may be subject to change; call City Hall at (715) 373-6160 to confirm. For more information see the Marina page. Commission meeting minutes are available on the Agendas & Minutes page.
The Historic Preservation Commission was changed in 2017. The commission is now made up of the current sitting City Council members . Their three main duties are to review and study historic properties and sites within Washburn for local historic designation, review applications for Certificate of Appropriateness pertaining to exterior modifications of buildings on the local register, and educate the community regarding the benefits of historic preservation.
Tamara J. Deragon | Executive Director 715-373-2653
Kristy Jensch | Appointment at Large | Term Expires 2024
Richard Avol | Appointment at Large | Term Expires 2022
Roy Halverson | Appointment at Large | Term Expires 2021
Karen Novechek | Appointment at Large | Term Expires 2023
Thomas Middlestat | Appointment at Large | Term Expires 2020
Lake Superior Scenic By-Way Council
City of Washburn representatives to this organization:
Tracey Snyder | Term September 2022
Dora Kling | Term September 2022
Oversees the operation of the Washburn Public Library under the authority of Chapter 43, Wisconsin Statutes. Darrell Pendergrass | Librarian
Margo Smith | President/ School District Representative | Term 2023
Mary O’Brien-Cotherman | Secretary/Member| Term 2021
Leslie D. Alldritt | Treasurer/Member | Term 2021
Laura Tulowitzky | Council Liaison| Term 2021
Diane Posner | Member | Term 2023
Tom Cogger Jr.| Member | Term 2022
Tara Wisnewski | Member | Term 2022
Kyleleen Cullen Bartnick | Appointment at Large | Term 2022
Jamie Cook | Appointment at Large | Term 2023
Erika Lang | Appointment at Large | Term 2023
Angel Croll | Appointment at Large | Term 2021
Jennifer Maziasz | Council Representative | Term 2021 - Chair
Mary D. Motiff, Mayor | Chair| Term 2022
Adeline Swiston | Appointment At Large| Term 2021
Britt Sirrine | Appointment At Large| Term 2021
Leo Ketchum-Fish | Appointment At Large| Term 2022
Matt Simoneau | Appointment At Large| Term 2022
John F. Baregi | Appointment At Large| Term 2023
Dave Anderson | Council Rep | Term 2021
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Board of Appeals shall hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the City's zoning ordinances.
Sherry Mager | Appointment At Large| Term 2023
Tom Pankratz | Vice Chair| Term 2021
Michael Wright | Appointment At Large| Term 2022
Jeffery Olsen | Appointment At Large| Term 2021
Kristy Jensch | Appointment At Large| Term 2023
Linda Barnes | First Alternate| Term 2023
Scott Griffiths | Second Alternate| Term 2022
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