Volunteers Sought to Fill Slots on Watershed District's Board
Most Lake Minnetonka communities lie within the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for two vacancies on the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Board, due to expiration of terms of office on March 8 for Jeffrey Casale and Lee Keeley.
The 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 lie within the district.
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 take place on the first, second and fourth Thursdays of every month at 6:45 p.m. at the District offices in Deephaven.
District work sessions are conducted on the third Thursday of each month at the district office in Deephaven.
The deadline for applications is Feb. 23, with interviews to follow.
For more information about this vacancy or other advisory board appointments, and to apply online, visit the Hennepin County website at www.hennepin.us/volunteering.