Our Community

Together, the residents of Sawyer County and the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa create an environment of rich culture, economic success and welcoming inclusion. Discover why people who visit here – move here, to do business, to work and to play.

Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is a sovereign nation of Anishinaabe people. As well as the communities of: New Post and Reserve.

Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board Members

(Front L-R) Michelle Beaudin, (Secretary-Treasurer), Louis Taylor (Chairman), Lorraine Gouge (Vice-Chairman), (Back L-R) Tweed Shuman, Glenda Barber, Don Carley and Gary “Little Guy” Clause (Copyright © 2019 LCOTGB)

Sawyer County

The northwestern area of Wisconsin, known as Sawyer County, consists of the following territories.

Sawyer County Board of Supervisors

Dale Schleeter, District 1Vice Chairman (Town of Lenroot Ward 1, Town of Hayward Ward 7, City of Hayward Wards 5 and 6) 

Jesse Boettcher, District 2 (Town of Lenroot Ward 2, Town of Round Lake Ward 1)

Tweed Shuman, District 3Chairman (Town of Hayward Wards 1 and 2)

Stacey Hessel, District 4 (Town of Hayward Wards 3 and 4)

Jason Weaver, District 5 (Town of Hayward Wards 5 and 6)

Marc D. Helwig, District 6 (City of Hayward Wards 1 and 2)

Thomas W. Duffy, District 7 (City of Hayward Wards 3 and 4)

Marshal Savitski, District 8 (Town of Bass Lake Wards 1 and 2)


Brian Bisonette, District 9 (Town of Bass Lake Wards 3 and 4)

Michael Maestri, District 10 (Town of Sand Lake, Town of Edgewater, Ward 1)

Chris Rusk, District 11 (Town of Edgewater Ward 2, Town of Bass Lake, Ward 5, Town of Hayward, Ward 8, Town of Meteor, Town of Couderay, Village of Couderay)

John Righeimer, District 12, (Town of Spider Lake, Town of Round Lake, Ward 2, Town of Winter, Ward 1)

Ron Kinsley, District 13 (Town of Hunter, Town of Radisson, Ward 1, Town of Ojibwa, Ward 1, Village of Radisson)

Ronald Buckholtz, District 14 (Town of Radisson Ward 2, Town of Ojibwa Ward 2, Town of Meadowbrook, Town of Weirgor, Village of Exeland)

Ed Peters, District 15 (Town of Winter Ward 2, Town of Draper, Village of Winter)

Sawyer County is a Certified

Sawyer County has taken the steps to reduce obstacles to broadband investment in our area. We are eager for broadband expansion and our streamlined permitting will expedite the process for new broadband developers. Interested? Contact Bruce at: info@sclcoedc.com

Why Here?

Business Friendly

Our governmental and community leaders know how to cut red tape to make it easier to start a business, as well as grow existing businesses. Streamlining permitting processes, coordinating for access to available facilities, and keeping funding at the forefront all make this the place that YOU want to be for economic success.

Family Friendly

Hospital, Clinics, Dental Facilities




Volunteers Everywhere!!

Sawyer County and Lac Courte Oreilles are hosts to world-class events throughout the year. Volunteers are critical to making these events go off without a hitch. Sometimes more than a thousand volunteers are deployed for one event! We also have several volunteer organizations in the community that aid with everything from crisis support, to search and rescue to pet rescue. If you want to be part of a community that knows how to take care of each other – this is the community for you! We all work together to get the job done.