Arthur A. Vogel, Jr., Partner

Community Service

As time allows, Tony takes time from his busy schedule to serve the community and the state.

Governor Doyle’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery and Disposal

In 2005, then-Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle voiced concerns that despite Wisconsin’s recycling and waste reduction programs, the amount of waste going to landfills each year still exceeded the previous-year totals, and the makeup of that waste stream was increasingly likely to contain potentially harmful materials. The state also needed to consider ways to deal with landfilled waste that, while currently safe, might become a burden in the future. Further, Wisconsin needed to look at the increasing tendency of waste to cross borders, and to ensure that the state’s waste and materials management policies responded to the needs of Wisconsin residents and businesses. Governor Doyle therefore appointed a special task force to find solutions. In August of that year, he appointed Tony to chair his  Blue Ribbon Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery and Disposal, a group commissioned to develop policy options and recommendations to ensure environmental protection and economic growth when dealing with waste reduction, recycling, reuse, and disposal issues in Wisconsin. The Task Force issued its final report to the Governor in late 2006.


Saint John’s On The Lake is Milwaukee’s premier retirement location, where an exciting lifestyle, a proud tradition, and a confident vision of the future offer a better view on life. Its mission is to enrich the lives of older adults through gracious retirement living, spiritual growth, cultural and educational opportunities, and health care services. Tony sat on the Board of Directors from 1986 to 2003 and chaired the board from 1993 to 1995.