The Kickapoo Reserve Management Board (Board) is an eleven-member citizen board that is attached to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism under section 15.03, Wisconsin Statutes. The Board is created under section 15.445(2), Wisconsin Statutes, and consists of the following members appointed by the governor to serve for staggered three-year terms:
1. Four members who are residents of the area composed of the villages of La Farge and Ontario, the towns of Stark and
Whitestown, and the school districts encompassing the villages of La Farge and Ontario.
2. Two members who are residents of that portion of the Kickapoo River watershed, as determined by the Department of
Natural Resources, that lies outside of the area specified in # 1.
3. Three members who are not residents of the watershed specified in #2, one of whom shall be an advocate for the
environment, one of whom shall have a demonstrated interest in education, and one of whom shall represent recreation
and tourism interests.
4. Two members who have an interest and knowledge of the cultural resources within the Kickapoo River watershed, to be
recommended by the Ho-Chunk Nation.
The Board manages the Reserve on behalf of the Ho-Chunk Nation and the State of Wisconsin. The Board duties and powers are outlined in section 41.40, Wisconsin Statutes. The steps are outlined in the KRMB Nominating Procedure Summary.
The rules of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve are defined in chapter KB 1, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
The Kickapoo Valley Reserve Board meets on the third Thursday of each month (typically not in July) at the Visitor Center at 7pm.
Current Board Members
Local Residents: Susan C. Cushing (KRMB Secretary); Ronald M. Johnson (KRMB Chair); Travis Downing; Reggie Nelson.
Watershed Residents: Paul Hayes; Richard T. Wallin (KRMB Vice Chair)
Non-Watershed Represenatives: Vacant (Education); William L. Quackenbush (Environmental); Dave Maxwell (Recreation/Tourism)
Ho-Chunk Cultural Resource Represenative: Adlai J. Mann
Ho-Chunk Cultural Resource Representative: Tracy Littlejohn
State Agency Liaisons: Vacant (Department of Administration); Andrew Haffele (Department of Natural Resources); Mark Tallman (Wi Economic Dvlp Corp); Joe Olson (Department of Transportation); Sherman Banker (State Historical Society); Andrew Nussbaum (Department of Tourism); John Exo (UW Extension)