John Kirsch

John Kirsch

BOARD MEMBER

Representing the Friends of Hika Bay

(John is currently on a leave of absence).

John was born and raised in West Bend and has lived in Cleveland since 1981. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a B.S. in Industrial Technology – Building Construction and works at AECOM in Sheboygan. He has designed buildings throughout the U.S. for a wide range of clients with more than 30 years’ experience in Building Design, Project Management and Computerized Building Information Modeling. John has enjoyed five terms as Trustee for the Village of Cleveland. His duties included Plan Commission Chairman and member, Parks Committee Chairman and Human Resources Chairman. He also served on the Village of Cleveland and Town of Centerville joint planning committee. Both as citizen and elected official, he promoted and was instrumental in preservation of Fischer Creek Conservation Area, Point Creek Conservation Area,Veterans Park Conservation Area and Hika Park conservation shoreline. As a strong advocate of planning to guide development and preserve natural and cultural aspects of the community, John has promoted and participated in several local planning efforts including development of the Village of Cleveland parks and green space plans, Village of Cleveland comprehensive plan, Cleveland and Centerville Joint Plan, The Village of Cleveland Waterfront Study, and Preliminary Engineering Study for Boat Landing Protection. John is presently a member of the Centerville Creek Restoration Advisory Committee and Friends of Hika Bay. When not working on the endless old house and barn projects, he enjoys life in Wisconsin spending time outdoors with Idell and their dog, Leo, interacting with nature as a conservation hunter and fisherman, camper, hiker, backpacker, cross-county skier and snowshoer. John’s other activities include cooking and dining with family and friends, sausage making, exploring the northwest forests and coasts with Idell and their family, as well as chipping away at hiking the entire Ice Age Trail.