Board & Staff: The People that Power ZWP

The Zumbro Watershed Partnership Board of Directors

The Zumbro Watershed Partnership is governed by a 25 member Board of Directors. Twelve are elected officials, including a county commissioner and Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors from each of the six counties of the watershed. Thirteen are citizen members who are elected each year at our annual meeting in March.

The Board meets the second Thursday of each month monthly at 7:30 p.m. at the Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center 2900–19th St. NW in Rochester.

County Commissioner Representatives:

Mark Thein- Olmsted County
Don Springer – Wabasha County
Barney Nesseth- Goodhue County
James Brady- Steele County
Jake Gillen – Rice County
Rhonda Toquam- Dodge County

County Soil and Water Conservation District Representatives:

Steve Connelly – Olmsted SWCD
Terry Helbig – Wabasha SWCD
Larry Thompford/Glen Roberson – Goodhue SWCD
Richard (Dick) PetersonĀ – Rice SWCD
Larry Scherger – Dodge SWCD
Dan HansenĀ – Steele SWCD

Citizen Board Directors:

Brett Ostby – Chair

Watershed Activities: Membership/Fundraising Committee, Executive Committee, Earth Fest, We Bike Rochester, Green Drinks, Reel Paddling Film Festival

I represent Rochester, biologists, & Olmsted County

Dan Scheifert – Vic Chair

Watershed Activities: Membership/Fundraising Committee, Education Committee, Executive Committee

I represent Rochester & Olmsted County

Sue Kruger – Tresurer

Watershed Activities: Education Committee, Executive Committee, Cows Drink Water Too, Lake Zumbro Improvement Association

I represent Lake Zumbro, women farmers, & Olmsted County

Megan Gallagher – Secretary

Watershed Activities: Executive Committee, Reel Paddling Film Festival

I represent Lake Zumbro and Olmsted County

Duane Alberts

Watershed Activities: Cows Drink Water Too

I represent rural farmers and Olmsted County.

Bruce Frutiger

Watershed Activites:

I represent teachers and Olmsted County.

Jim Cooper

Watershed Activites: Strategic Planning Committee

I represent Rochester, hydrologists, and Olmsted County.

Jim Hruska

Watershed Activities

I represent Dodge Center, Soil & Water Professionals, and Dodge County.

Ray Schmitz

Watershed Activities: Strategic Planning Committee

I represent Rochester and Olmsted County.

Janice Domke

Watershed Activities: Strategic Planning Committee, Reel Paddling Film Festival, Rotary President

I represent Hammond and Wabasha County.

Joel Johanningmeier

Watershed Activities

I represent Olmsted County.

Roger Toquam

Watershed Activities:

I represent rural farmers and Dodge County.

Mary Idso

Watershed Activities: Co-Founder of the Earth Fest Expo

I represent Rochester and Olmsted County.

ZWP Staff

Sarah Duke Middleton, Executive Director

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507-226-6787

 

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