Spooner, WI, June 24, 2015 – Northwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheldon Johnson as the Commission’s new Executive Director effective January 1, 2016.
Johnson will replace outgoing Executive Director Myron Schuster, who will be retiring as of December 31, 2015.
“Sheldon has been with the Planning Commission for 21 years and has served as Deputy Director for the past 14 years. We feel he is extremely well-qualified to lead the organization and continue to provide the Commission’s services and programs in the 10-County Northwestern Wisconsin region.” said Doug Finn, Douglas County Board Chairman and Chairman of the NWRPC Executive Committee.
Schuster stated, “Sheldon Johnson is well-known and very respected by his peers throughout the State of Wisconsin. I have every confidence that he will be very successful in guiding NWRPC and will continue to provide top quality services to the citizens, businesses, and units of local government in our region.”
NWRPC was established in 1959 and the 10-County region includes Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn Counties as well as the Tribal Nations of Bad River, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau, Red Cliff and St. Croix. Its offices are located at 1400 South River Street, Spooner, Wisconsin.