After 30-plus years of service, Michael Loka retires from Lincoln County board

By Jalen Maki

Tomahawk Leader Editor

MERRILL – A member of the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors has retired after 32 years of service.

Michael Loka, who had served as District 16 Supervisor since 1991, announced during the board’s meeting in Merrill on Tuesday, June 20 that he would step down from his post, effective Friday, June 30.

Loka. Photo courtesy of Lincoln County.

District 16 covers Wards 5 and 6 in the City of Tomahawk, as well as Ward 3 in the Town of Bradley.

In announcing his retirement toward the end of last month’s meeting, Loka said he “had the privilege of decision-making with a great group of board members” and wished the best to the Supervisors.

Board Chair and District 9 Supervisor Don Friske thanked Loka for his years of service on the county board, as well as on the City of Tomahawk Common Council and the Tomahawk Fire Department.

The Lincoln County Clerk’s Office said the District 16 vacancy would be posted on the county website and the bulletin board at the Lincoln County Service Center in Merrill.

The individual appointed will serve the remainder of Loka’s term, which ends in April 2024.

No specific timeline regarding Loka’s replacement was announced during the meeting.

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