Waege takes oath as new gaming commissioner

By Ken Luchterhand

Angie L. Waege sworn in as gaming commissioner on Monday, May 15, at the Ho-Chunk Tribal Court Building.
Judge Jo Deen Lowe issued the oath to Waege in the courtroom while friends and family witnessed the event.
Waege provided a message to the audience, telling how appreciative she is to be able to take the oath and assume the position as gaming commissioner.
“It’s spring now, which symbolizes new beginnings,” Waege said, indicating her assignment is a new beginning. “I’ve come full circle. I began as a gaming commissioner - one of the first for the Ho-Chunk Nation.”
Waege began as a gaming commissioner 24 years ago, in 1993, and served two four-year terms. She then went on to serve as revenue audit manager, project manager with the Department of Business and as slot manager.
She has provided 31 years of service to the Ho-Chunk Nation.
She is excited about the new beginnings, especially since the casino expansions will result in the hiring of more people and the expanded gaming floors, she said.
“Everything God does, He does in greatness,” Waege said.