News release: Volunteers sought for vacancies on Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Board

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Yolanda Clark, board clerk’s office: 612-348-3257
Julie Caniglia, communications: 612-348-6883


Volunteers sought for vacancies on Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Board

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for two vacancies on the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Board. The terms for current members James Calkins and Brian Shekletonare expiring, though both are seeking reappointment.

This board coordinates the management of water and related land resources in the watershed that drains into Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Creek. The cities of Excelsior, Greenwood, Long Lake, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, Orono, St. Bonifacius, Spring Park, Tonka Bay and Wayzata lie entirely within the district. Portions of Deephaven, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Independence, Maple Plain, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Plymouth, Richfield, St. Louis Park, Shorewood and Woodland are also in the districtBecause of the nature of the board, it is helpful for members to have a background in water conservation, development, law, engineering, environment or public administration. 

The deadline for applications is February 25, with interviews to be held at the following board committee meeting.

A watershed district board member may not be a public officer of the county, state or federal government and must be a resident of the district. Board members serve three-year terms. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:45 p.m. at the district office.

For more information about these vacancies or other advisory board appointments, and to apply online, visit the Hennepin County website at


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