Haga Joins Race for Plover Village President
Allen Haga has announced his candidacy for Plover Village President in the spring 2015 election.
Haga has been a resident of Plover for 42 years, with 21 years of public service in the Village of Plover and Portage County under his belt.
Haga has been employed at Del Monte since 1981 and currently works as a shift supervisor. He and his wife Teresa have raised two sons – Nick, 28, and Ryan, 24.
Haga served on the village’s Plan Commission from 1992 to 1999 and again from 2003 to the present. During his first tenure, Haga said he was instrumental in partnering with commission members to develop the village’s site plan approval process, which ensures multifamily and commercial properties meet appearance standards to protect property values.
Haga also served seven years on the Redevelopment Authority Commission and, since 2009, on the Community Development Committee.
Haga has served the County Board Supervisor for District 15 since 2008, also serving on county Finance, Community Development Block Grant, Land Conservation and Revolving Loan Fund committees. He also serves as vice chair of the Highway Committee and chairman of the Solid Waste Management Board.
Between 2010 and 2012 he served as the chairman of the Land Preservation Fund Committee, which among other things secured funding for the Little Plover River Conservancy Area, a 140-acre parcel of land that will include walking trails and educational kiosks.
Al was also in the real estate business for 16 years. Haga Brothers developed a subdivision and owned and managed a 24-unit apartment complex and storage garage business, all in Plover.
“I want the opportunity to build on Dan Schlutter’s legacy,” Haga said in a news release. “I’m proud of how our village supports builders and developers and creates a climate of cooperation that benefits our residents. As president, I’ll continue fostering that cooperation.”
Haga said he brings a “common sense, practical approach” in his current service.
“That has helped me get results and develop strong working relationships,” he said. “My experience as an entrepreneur also provides a helpful perspective on ways that support the village continuing to thrive.”
Haga joins Plover Board Member Tom Davies in the race. Davies announced his candidacy in November.