Name Year
Term Expires
Commissioner Tim Burke 2023 2024
Commissioner Jonathan Sprengeler 2023  2024
Commissioner Andy Dessner 2024 2027
Commissioner Jake Sonnek 2024 2027
Council Rep. Andy Ahlman    

Golf Advisory Board meets the 3rd Wednesday at 5pm in the City Council Chambers.

 According to City Code, The Golf Course Advisory Board shall have the following powers: 

            (1)  To prescribe the rules, regulations and proceedings of its meeting. To elect officers and prescribe their duties.

            (2)  Review and recommend to the City Council the rates, fees and charges for Prairie Ridge Golf Course.

            (3)  Review and recommend an annual capital improvement plan for all planned capital expenditures and other non-depreciate expenses that affect the atmosphere, playability and quality of Prairie Ridge Golf Course, such as trees and hazards.

            (4)  Review and recommend an annual budget.

            (5)  Adopt rules governing the use of Prairie Ridge Golf Course. The rules shall be adopted by resolution of the Golf Course Advisory Board.

            (6)  To accept gifts and donations to the City of Janesville dba Prairie Ridge Golf Course that are consistent with the capital improvement plan or the rules, regulations and policies of the city.

       (B)  Limitation of authority.  The Golf Course Advisory Board shall not have any of the following powers. Any power not specifically granted to the Golf Course Advisory Board shall be specifically reserved to the City Council.

             (1)  To employ persons in the management and operation of the golf course, to prescribe the duties of golf course employees or to fix their compensation.

              (2)  To enter into agreements or contracts.

              (3)  To acquire, hold, use, and dispose of income, revenue, funds or money.

              (4)  To borrow money or issue negotiable bonds or notes, either secured or unsecured.

              (5)  To create separate corporations, agencies, joint ventures or similar corporate entities.

              (6)  To acquire, own, use, lease as lessor or lessee, and dispose of real property or interests in real property.

              (7)  To tax any real or personal property.

All Commissioners serve a two year term.  The Commission has one City Council representative who serves as a voting member and reports Commission decisions to the Mayor and City Council.