City Hall  
City of La Crosse, Wisconsin  
400 La Crosse Street  
La Crosse, WI 54601  
Meeting Agenda  
Police and Fire Commission  
Wednesday, May 17, 2023  
9:30 AM  
Hedgehog Room, Council Chambers  
The Police and Fire Commission meeting will be conducted through video conferencing. The meeting  
is available to the public for viewing at the following link:  
If you wish to speak on an agenda item, you can do so as part of the virtual meeting. Contact the  
Commission Secretary by emailing, calling (608)789-7595, or using the  
drop box outside of City Hall. A link can be provided with the necessary information to join the meeting.  
Call to Order  
Roll Call  
Approval of Minutes  
Minutes of April 19, 2023 meeting.  
Agenda Items:  
Police Personnel Report - May, 2023  
A. Appointment of the following to the position of probationary Police Officer:  
1. Daniel Godding  
2. Max Grode  
3. Ryan Schumacher  
B. Scheduling Special Meeting for new officer approval  
C. Scheduling Police Officer interviews for the July and November recruitment  
processes to follow the Commission's monthly meeting  
D. Annual La Crosse Police Department Awards/Recognition Ceremony  
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.  
Black River Beach Neighborhood Center, 1433 Rose St  
Fire Personnel Report - May, 2023  
A. Promotion of the following to the rank of Battalion Chief  
1. Captain Blane Neher  
2. Captain Lance Tryggestad  
B. Promotion of the following to the rank of Lieutenant  
1. Adam Hutson  
2. Cody Allen  
C. Promotion of the following to the position of Engineer  
1. Renee Christensen  
2. Dominick Mellick  
3. Scott Delong  
4. Tony Hilton  
D. Appointment of the following to regular status following successful completion of  
introductory period  
1. Captain Cory Westpfahl  
2. Engineer Tom Bagniefski  
3. Firefighter Adam Clements  
4. Firefighter Paul McGettigan  
5. Firefighter Shane Ives  
6. Firefighter Kyle Dahmen  
7. Firefighter Collin Webster  
8. Firefighter Brett Kenner  
9. Firefighter Daniel Mannigel  
10. Firefighter Ryan Lange  
E. Promotional Badging Ceremony  
Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.  
Myrick Park EcoCenter  
Next Meeting: June 21, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.  
A. Future Agenda Items  
NOTE: The Commission may convene in closed session relative to items I and II pursuant to Wis.  
Stats. sec. 19.85(1)(c) to discuss employment, promotions and performance evaluation data of a  
public employee. Following any closed session, the Commission may reconvene in open session.  
Notice is further given that members of other governmental bodies may be present at the above  
scheduled meeting to gather information about a subject over which they have decision-making  
Requests from persons with a disability who need assistance to participate in this meeting should call  
the City Clerk's office at (608) 789-7510 or send an email to, with as  
much advance notice as possible.  
Police and Fire Commissioners: Doug Happel, Bruce Jentz, Arminda Seago-Yutuc, Nese Nasif,  
and Ellen Frantz