Gov. Scott Walker has appointed Kewaunee County Board Supervisor Chuck Wagner to the Wisconsin Coastal Management Council as the Bay-Lakes Area local government representative.

Wagner told the County Board at its Tuesday, Aug. 21, meeting that state Rep. Joel Kitchens approached him about nine months ago to gauge his interest in being recommended to the council.

”I think this is kind of important to have a Kewaunee County voice on that council,” Wagner said. “This does control some funding for around the state taking place concerning water issues, and as we all know Kewaunee County has some water issues.”

Council members serve at the pleasure of the governor, he said.