John Latsch Memorial Board

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.

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: Bi-annually at Winona National Bank
Staff: City Clerk Monica Hennessy Mohan
[email protected]

Membership Criteria

Interest in recreation and conservation.


Appointed By:

Term Expires
Mark Peterson Ex-O, Mayor  12/31/2020
Dave Gilmore Hospital 5/1/2022
Tim Breza  District Judge   4/11/2023
Randy Domeyer District Judge  5/1/2023
Vacant Woodlawn  5/1/2024








Trust Deed of John A. Latsch, 1915