John Latsch Memorial Board

Members: Five
Appointment: One member by Winona General Hospital Assoc.
One member by the Woodlawn Cemetery Assoc.
Two members by the District Judge
The Mayor is an Ex-Officio Member
Term: Four Years
Opening: May 1
Meets: Variable, depending on need
Staff: City Manager or Designee


The John Latsch Memorial Board was established by Trust Deed from John A. Latsch in 1915. The deed conveyed to the John Latsch Memorial Board numerous properties. The board is responsible for receiving income from the properties conveyed and to expend the income in the manner specified by John Latsch. Mr. Latsch was a great outdoorsman, and true to his nature, he specified that the income generated from the parcels be used to provide, enlarge, improve, and maintain public parks and animal, bird, fish, game and hunting preserves on those lands donated by him. He further specified that funds may be used to improve Island No. 72, which is now known as Latsch Island.

Membership Criteria

Interest in recreation and conservation.


Trust Deed of John A. Latsch, 1915