The Clearwater River Watershed District is governed by a five-member Board of Managers. Each manager must be a resident of the District and may not be a county, state, or federal government public officer, except for a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) supervisor. Two managers are appointed by the Wright County Board of Commissioners, two by the Stearns County Board of Commissioners, and one by the Meeker County Board of Commissioners (the largest portions of the District lie in Wright and Stearns counties). All managers serve three-year terms on a staggered basis. The power and duties of watershed districts and their boards are set forth in Minnesota Statutes 103D.
The District Manager role is to oversee the business of the District. By working together, the Board of Managers help direct the activities of the District. They set policy, make/change rules and regulations, guide staff, and issue key decisions on the District's priorities.
The CRWD Board of Managers regularly meets the third Wednesday of the month at City Hall in Annandale, MN (Map) at 6:00pm. Special and emergency meetings may be called and will be properly noticed per MN Statutes. Meetings are open to the public. Meeting notices and minutes are published in the Annandale Advocate (Annandale, MN).
Chris Uecker, Vice-President
Chris was appointed to the CRWD Board in 2015 as a Manager for Wright County. His appointment expires in 2022.
Address: 2824 County Road 6 NW, Annandale, MN 55302
Phone: (612) 240-7962
Kathy Jonsrud, Treasurer
Kathy was appointed to the CRWD Board in 2014 as a Manager for Wright County. Her appointment expires in 2020.
Address: 7646 Isaak Ave NW, Annandale, MN 55302
Paul DeGree, Secretary
Paul DeGree was appointed to the CRWD Board in 2013 as a Manager for Stearns County. His appointment expires in 2019.
Address: 6719 Aspenwood Court, South Haven, MN 55382
Dale Homuth was appointed to the CRWD Board in 2017 as a Manager for Stearns County. His appointment expires in 2020.
Address: 6129 Hidden Lane, South Haven, MN 55382
Phone: (320) 398-8114
Robert Schiefelbein, President
Robert was appointed to the CRWD Board in 2002 as a Manager for Meeker County. His appointment expires in 2021.
Address: 35359 732nd Ave, Kimball, MN 55353