Silver Lake Advisory Commission

Members/Bios


Randy Ammann, Silver Lake Advisory Commission

William Blechenger, Silver Lake Advisory Commission
William Blechinger, CHST:  I am the Safety Director for two Highland companies, Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc. and Joiner Sheetmetal & Roofing.  I have a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and enjoy being on the Silver Lake Board working to help make the lake a better resource for our community.

Dave Frey, Silver Lake Advisory Commission
Dave is a lifelong Highland resident and has lived on Silver Lake for more than 25 years. Formerly the owner and founder of Frey Photography in, he is committed to the Highland community.

An avid sportsman, Dave coached Highland youth ball teams for many years, beginning before he had children of his own. He has been an active volunteer at the St. Paul Kirchenfest since it’s inception in 1970.

Dave is dedicated to preserving Highland’s amazing resources so that they may be used for generations to come.

He and his wife, Marilyn, are the proud parents of two daughters and grandparents of four.

Scott Geest, Silver Lake Advisory Commission
Cindy and I have lived in Highland for the past 20 years, which we call home with our 3 children (Jack, Hannah and Nolan).  I attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a BS degree in Agriculture in 1995.  I have been employed in the agricultural equipment industry for the last 25 years with an emphasis on nutrient application.  My hobbies are mainly outdoor in nature which led to my interest in serving on the Silver Lake Commission.  I feel my background in agriculture and outdoor activities will serve to add value to making sure Silver Lake is a safe water source for Highland.  It is my belief we can have a viable water source while balancing the waterfowl and watercraft usage that occurs on the lake throughout the year.  It is my pleasure to serve on the Silver Lake Commission.

Craig Korte, Silver Lake Advisory Commission

Brad Kohlbrecher, Silver Lake Advisory Commission

Gary Pugh, Silver Lake Advisory Commission
My name is Gary Pugh II, I'm a water plant operator with the City of Highland. I enjoy rehabbing boats, fishing, and long walks with my wife. I've worked at the water plant for 12 years, been on Silver Lake Advisory Commision for 10 years.  My reason for being on the commision is both professional and personal.

Donald Rommerskirchen, Silver Lake Advisory Commission

Ron Wagner, Silver Lake Advisory Commission
Have lived in Highland since 1960.  Enjoys the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.

Worked at Basler Electric Co. 40 plus years

Responsibilities included;

  • Test Technician
  • Design Engineer
  • Chief Design Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Dir. Magnetics Design Engineering
  • Magnetics division Quality Assurance Manager(QAM)
  • Company QAM
  • Dir. of Corporate Quality Assurance

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Directed creation of the Corporate Quality Assurance Management System
  • Successfully registered five plants to ISO Quality Management System requirements. 

Term
3 year/ The Silver Lake Advisory Commission meets quarterly on Thursdays at the Korte Recreation Center.

Contact
Mark Rosen – mrosen@highlandil.gov,  618-651-1386