Historic Preservation Committee

The City of Marshfield has a Historic Preservation Committee made up of an architect, an alderman, a historian, a Plan Commission member and interested citizens. The Committee promotes preservation through the Marshfield Municipal Register of Historic Places.

Vickie Schnitzler, Chairperson 
Representation on Committee: Historian
Background: Masters and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Home Economics  Education, U.W. Stout - Menomonie; Taught Home Economics/Family and Consumer Education for 30 years in Neillsville, Marshfield and Granton School systems; Genealogist/Family Historian since 1984; Newsletter Editor and Past President for the Marshfield Area Genealogy Group and current President for the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society; Worked with husband, Don, to publish two history books on the City of Marshfield.
Contact Information: 715-897-1910
Email: schnitzler.vickie@charter.net
Term Ending: 2018

Kris Coleman, Vice-Chairperson 
Representation on  Committee: Citizen at Large
Bachelors in business from UW-Whitewater. She has an interest and experience in refurbishing antique items, restoring homes, and restoring historical plantings and is also involved in a number of local organizations.
Contact Information: 715-207-6740
Term Ending:

Ken Bargender

Representation on Committee: Citizen at Large
Background: Specializes in military history.
Contact Information: 715-387-0451 (Home)
Email: gkkbar@charter.net
Term Ending: 2019

Ken Wood
Representation on Committee: Plan Commission Member
Background: History major and English and Geography minor at UWSP. Taught History, English and Geography 32 years, retired from Appleton Public Schools. Worked at the reference desk at the Marshfield Public Library for 5+ years and is presently the Vice-Chair of Northwood County Historical Society.
Contact Information: 715-387-3032
Email: hiddenmarshfield@yahoo.com 
Term Ending: 2020

Steve Mac Swain
Representation on Committee:  Alderperson, District #5
Contact Information: 715-384-6166
Email: steve.macswain@ci.marshfield.wi.us  
Term Ending: 2019

Kris Keogh
Representation on Committee
Bachelors & Masters in History, UWEC; Bachelors in Architecture, NDSU. Worked for History Department at NDSU developing visual teaching materials; as an architect in N.D., Minnesota & Ohio; taught in Art Departments at Ohio Dominican College & at UW/Marshfield-Wood County (architectural history). Serves on several Marshfield area boards & committees, including the current Library & Community Center Committee. Ongoing work on family history (from late 19th c. to present) including diaries, letters & photos.
Term Ending: 2020

Janel Strey
Representation on Committee: Citizen at Large

Term Ending: 2021