BOARD OF DIRECTORS

We are a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that brings together a cross section of residents, organizations and leaders that cross political affiliations and organizational boundaries to advance initiatives important to rural communities throughout the State. 

“The mission of Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc. (WRP) is to coordinate the identification, discussion and problem solving of issues impacting rural communities in Wisconsin.”

President

Jerry Wehrle

Retired

Former Mayor

City of Lancaster

357 North Taylor

Lancaster, WI  53813

Phone: 608-723-4922

Cell: 608-778-6414

Past President
Errin Welty

CEcD - Downtown Development Account Manager

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

201 W Washington Avenue

Madison, WI 53703

Cell: 608-210-6832

Vice President
Sandy Decker
Former Mayor
City of Evansville

143 West Main Street

Evansville, WI 53536

Cell: 608-882-5528

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Secretary/Treasurer
Bob Borremans

Retired

CEO - Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board

8576 North Black Oak Drive

Edgerton, WI  53534

Cell: 608-751-8604

Manager
Steve Peterson
President
Top Dog Marketing
204 Waffle Street

Kendall, WI 54638

Cell: 608-769-9910

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Liaison
Member at Large
Carol Wetuski

Area Director

Rural Development

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

5417 Clem’s Way

Stevens Point, WI 54482

Cell: 920-948-8651

Phone: 715-345-7602

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Director
Carrie Diamond

Older Americans Act Consultant/ Transportation Specialist

Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. 

810 Fifth Street

Plover, WI 54467

Cell: 608-228-8092

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Director
Dave Armstrong
Executive Director
Barron County Economic Development Corporation

335 East Monroe Avenue,

Room 2311

Barron, WI 54812

Cell: 715-790-1327

Phone: 715-637-6871

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Director
Todd Johnson

Land Use & Community Development Specialist

UW - River Falls Extension

315 Agriculture Science

410 S. 3rd Street

River Falls, WI  54022

Phone: 715-425-3941

Cell: 715-821-9217

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Director
MaryAnn Lippert
Consultant
Strategies to Move Rural Communities Forward

8182 Apple Road

Pittsville, WI 54466

Phone:  715-340-0503

Director
Seth Hudson

E.D.F.P. - Senior Manager of Economic & Community Development Services

Cedar Corporation

604 Wilson Avenue

Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: 715-235-9801

Cell: 503-884-4998

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Director
Kenyon Kies

Economic Development Specialist Office of the Secretary

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

201 East Washington Avenue

Room G200

Madison, WI 53708

Phone: 608-576-1901

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Director
Lisa Taylor

Associate Director

Veterans Business Outreach Center

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation

2300 S Park St Suite 103

Madison, Wisconsin | 53713

Office: 608-204-8909

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Director
George Petak

Senior Business & Community Engagement Officer

Wisconsin Housing Economic Development Authority

201 W Washington Ave., Suite 700

Madison WI | 53701-1728

Office: 608-266-7940

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Director
Michael Decorah

E.D.F.P.

Senior Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist

St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

24663 Angeline Avenue 

Webster, WI 54893

Phone: 800-236-2195

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Steve Peterson - WRP Manager | 608-769-9910 | steve@wiruralpartners.org

204 Waffle Street | Kendall, WI 54638

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