Any agendas, minutes, notices, or ordinances on this website are for convenience purposes only and should not be considered a legal representation of the official copy. To obtain an official copy of a document, please contact the Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer’s office.

Administration and Finance

Insurance, Library Administration
Lynn Shovan Committee Chair

Finance, Bonds, Budget, Property Management
Richard Sadiq

Ordinances, Employee Policy, Court
John Schott

Public Works

Water, Sewer
John Schott, Committee Chair

Streets, Sidewalks, Drainage - Storm Sewer
Lynn Shovan

Vehicles & Equipment, Parks, Weeds
Mike Wolf

Protection of Person & Property

Emergency Response Teams, Animal Control, Building Inspection
Geoff Bray, Committee Chair

Police, Fire
Paul Rudnick

First Responders, House to House Sanctions
Richard Sadiq

Public Health and Welfare

Pollution, Insect Control
Mike Wolf, Committee Chair

Refuse Collection, Recycling
Terri Knowles

John Schott

Municipal Planning and Development

New Construction, Recreational Development
Terri Knowles Committee Chair

Village Planning, Zoning
Geoff Bray

Paul Rudnick

Economic Development

Land Acquisition
Paul Rudnick,  Committee Chair

Tourism, Representative in County Chamber Group
Lynn Shovan,

New Industry
Richard Sadiq

Joint EL/TR Emergency Response

Fire Station Operation
Geoff Bray

Fire Department
Richard Sadiq, Committee Chair

Education Liaison

School Board
Geoff Bray, Chairman

Terri Knowles

Other Commissions and Committees

The Village of Elkhart Lake then has a variety of other Commissions and Committees that are comprised of Village Board Members and citizens. Some of these Commissions meet monthly and some only annually. The Village Presidents makes appointments to these Commissions. Below you will find a listing of the committees and their membership. If you would like to be placed on a Commission or Committee agenda you need to contact the Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer’s Office a week before the meeting. If you are interested in serving on a Commission or Committee, please contact the Village President or the Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer’s Office.

Elkhart Lake Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is made up of two Village Board members and five citizens. This Commission handles issues related to zoning, conditional uses, subdivisions, and land divisions. This Commission usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

Richard Sadiq (President) – Chair
Geoff Bray – Board Representative
Eric Stuart – Three Year Term
Paul Rudnick – Two Year Term
John Rademacher – Two Year Term
Matt Flora – One Year Term
James Dagley – One Year Term

Elkhart Lake Community Development Authority

The CDA is made up of two Village Board members and five citizens. This CDA helps with business development in the Village, including but not limited to start-up business loans and sign grants. The CDA usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month.

Terri Knowles – Chair
Mike Wolf – Board Representative
Daniel Sadiq – Four Year Term
Lola Roeh– Three Year Term
James Hanlon- Three Year Term
Jeff Krueger – Two Year Term
Melissa Koehler – One Year Term

Elkhart Lake Tourism Commission - All One Year Terms

The Tourism Commission is charged with ensuring that all room tax dollars are spent on activities that lead to overnight hotel/motel stays. The Tourism Commission is made up of one Village Board member and others in the tourism industry. This Commission usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

Terri Knowles – Board Representative
Lynn Shovan
Mary Lou Haen
Thomas Shortt
John Steffes
Todd Montaba
Wendy Orth
Cheyenne Kirst
Vicki Paulsen
Jaclyn Stuart

Elkhart Lake Zoning Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals handles all the variance requests. This Board is made up of five members and two alternates. This Board needs to ensure that all three “tests” dictated by the State are met before a variance can be granted. The Board meets on an as-needed basis.

Pam Garton, Chair
Jeff Krueger
Ron Nielson
Albert Schafer
Martha Schott
Steve Kapellen – Alternate One Year Term
Chris Merklein – Alternate One Year Term

Elkhart Lake Board of Review

Once a year the Board of Review hears all cases dealing with challenges to the property assessments.

Richard Sadiq - President
Paul Rudnick
Geoffrey Bray
Alternates: Shovan, Schott, Wolf, Knowles

Parks Commission

The Parks Commission meets two to five times a year to discuss issues related to the parks in the Village. The Commission is made up of three citizen members and three members of ELGAA.


Frank Thielmann
Jason Kossman
Grant Stecker
Rachel Risse
Josh Tegen

Tree Commission

The Tree Commission is made up of one Board member and four citizen members. This Commission deals with all the trees in the Village. The Commission organizes the Arbor Day program and plants tress in Village-owned areas. This Commission meets 8-10 times per year.

John Schott – Board Representative
Frank Thielmann
Pat Robison
Anne Hatas
Steve Kapellen

Library Board

The Library Board is made up of one Village Board member, six village appointed members, and one County appointed member. This Board is in charge of the running of the library. The Board usually meets on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Terri Knowles – Board Representative
Ann Buechel-Haack
Robert Orth
Patti Zuelke
Sarah Rudnick
Lisa Doebert
Nan Siebert
Mary Farron– Sheboygan County Appointee

Beautification Committee

The Beautification Committee enhances the look of the Village by taking care of all the Village flower beds and pots, as well as reviewing all banners and Christmas decorations. One member of the Village Board helps to organize all citizens who volunteer for this committee.

Dean Wendlandt, Chair
Amy Andrews
Barbara Barrows
Melinda Clemens
Nancy Hoitomt
Beth Horsfall
Karen Johnson
Gina Kauer
Melissa Koehler
Nancy Moulton
Pam Rudnick
Peggy Ryan
Mary Jo Vollrath
Jan Wall
Susan White - Stand-By