Pelican River Watershed District Board of Managers

Pelican River Watershed District is led by a seven-person Board of Managers that guides the District in the implementation of goals and objectives set forth in PRWD Watershed Management Plan. Board Managers are appointed by the Becker County Board of Commissioners and serve a three-year term, but can be reappointed indefinitely.

Dennis Kral President May 2022 dskral@arvig.net 218-847-9187
Orrin Okeson Vice-President May 2021 okesonov@q.com 218-847-7983
Lowell Deede  Manager May 2021  lowelldeede@q.com  218-847-2067
Rick Michaelson Treasurer May 2022 rickathy@arvig.net 218-847-4951
Janice Haggart Secretary May 2022 janice.haggart@gmail.com 218-234-1306
Chris Jasken Manager May 2023 jaskenbuilt@gmail.com 218-234-3603
Ginny Imholte Manager May 2023 imholtegl@gmail.com 218-847-4236
 
 
 
 
 

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2020 PRWD Manager Meetings

Regular Meetings.  The Managers meet on a monthly basis.  The regular meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 PM, but dates and times may be changed due to conflicts with other meetings/conference or to allow more time to review agenda items.

Public Hearings.  A public hearing was held on September 10, 2020 for the proposed 2021 budgets, Levies, Assessments, and Fees.

Special Meetings.  Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, there were no special meetings held in 2020 and the MAWD Summer Tour was cancelled.

January 23, 2020 - Regular meeting followed by BWSR Public Hearing on Revised Management Plan, Becker County Courthouse

February 20, 2020

March 24, 2020 - Virtual meeting

April 16, 2020 - Virtual meeting

May 21, 2020 - Virtual meeting

June 18, 2020 - Virtual meeting

July 16, 2020 - hybrid meeting

August 20, 2020 - hybrid meeting

September 10, 2020 - Public Hearing followed by Regular meeting - hybrid

October 15, 2020 - hybrid meeting

Board of Managers - History

The District began with five Managers on the Board that were appointed by the state and served a one-year term.  After that time, they were reappointed by the Becker County Commissioners.  Many managers have been appointed to multiple terms.  In 1988, the number of managers was expanded from five to seven. 

Below is a table listing all those who have served on the Board of Mangers.

 

      Start Year   End Year   Years of Service
1 Tom Rogstad   1966   1978   13
2 Clem Hagerty   1966   1969   4
3 Donald E. Johnson   1966   1977   12
4 Dewitt Clason*   1966   1968   3
5 John (Jack) Given   1966   1978   13
6 Clarence Nelson*   1968   1971   4
7 Al Leighton   1969   1975   7
8 Ron Schur   1971   1982   12
9 Dave Fihn   1975   1991   16
10 Pete Caron   1977   1989   13
11 Roger Hesby*   1978   1991   14
12 Don Klomstad   1978   1979   2
13 John Youngquist   1980   1988   9
14 Charlie Roper*   1981   2004   23
15 Orrin Okeson   1988        
16 Dennis Dovre   1988   1998   11
17 Dennis Kral   1988        
18 Tim Bergien   1990   1995   6
19 Ginny Imholte   1991        
20 Dave Cox   1992   1995   4
21 Bob Mullikin   1995   2008   14
22 Bill Jordan   1995   2013   19
23 Doug Friendshuh   1997   1999   3
24 Dave Brainard*   1999   2017   18
25 Janice Haggert   2005        
26 Bill Wickum   2008   2012   5
27 Gary Nansen   2012   2015   4
28 Rick Michaelson   2013        
29 Curt Noyes   2015   2017   2
30 Brad Refsland   2017   2019   2
31 Lowell Deede   2017        
32 Chris Jasken   2019        
               
               
  * Died in Office            


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