The Wisconsin Land Information Board (WLIB) held a full meeting on February 4. This was the first face-to-face meeting of the WLIB in 10 months.
In addition to becoming acquainted with one another (since a majority of the fifteen members were recently appointed — see our newsletter story for background), the board carried out several items of business. In the first election to be held in two years, Ted Koch (State Cartographer) was elected to a fifth consecutive term as chair. Nick Neher (rep. from the Wis. Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection) was elected vice chair, and Mike Hasslinger (Register of Deeds for Waukesha County) was elected secretary. Both Neher and Hasslinger are long-term board members.
Since the board has so many new members, this meeting was primarily devoted to reviewing the status of many board issues including grant programs, revenue collection, county modernization plans, and administrative support. Prior to its meeting, the board met jointly with the Wisconsin Land Council to review the legislative charge of each organization as a prelude to preparing a joint report on both due to the Governor and Legislature this September.
At this time, the board has not set its next meeting date.