Brown, Hoel join Kickapoo Valley Reserve Board

Two new members have joined the Kickapoo Reserve Management Board.

Tina Brown of Black River Falls has been appointed to represent the Ho-Chunk Nation cultural interests, and Julie Hoel of Ontario has been appointed as the education representative by Gov. Tony Evers. The 11-member KRMB sets policy and oversees administration for the 8,600-acre Kickapoo Valley Reserve, which is headquartered in La Farge.

Brown serves as the executive director for the Ho-Chunk Nation Natural Resources Department. Her involvement with the Kickapoo Valley Reserve dates to 1998, when she served as a member of the team responsible for inventorying the unique resources of the property. She is an advocate of the KVR’s mission to “preserve and protect” this land in balance with recreation and education.

Hoel is a semi-retired schoolteacher who is familiar with the KVR as an instructor for the numerous school groups who visit. She also is the immediate past president for the Friends of KVR, the nonprofit organization with over 200 members who assist the KVR through fundraising, volunteering and advocacy.

In the appointment notification, Evers said their “experience, knowledge, and dedication will be a true asset to the KRMB.”

Board members serve for three-year staggered terms.

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