Board Vacancies

Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Board Vacancies

There will be two vacancies on the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Board due to expiration of term of office on September 29, 2022 for Grace Butler who was first appointed on February 23, 2017 and Larry Olson who was first appointed on August 27, 2019.  Both Mr. Olson and Ms. Butler have indicated they intend to seek reappointment.


Applications closed on August 12, 2022 with interviews scheduled to be played during the County Administration, Libraries and Budget Committee meeting on August 23, 2022.


Photography by: Mike Thorud

Who should apply?

You may want to become a watershed district manager if you are interested in:

  • water resources
  • preserving the environment
  • protecting Nine Mile Creek, local lakes, and natural resources

A member may not be a public officer of the county, state or federal government and must be a resident of the district. The cities of Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Richfield have land within the District. Members serve three-year terms, and are appointed by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.

Managers attend regularly scheduled district board meetings, along with other special meetings related to the business of the district. A watershed district manager presides over the business of the district as it relates to finances of the District, conservation of natural resources, regulation of land disturbing activities, flood control and the protection and improvement of water resources. Because of these duties, it is helpful to have members who have a background in water conservation, development, law, engineering, natural resources, administration, etc.

Regular board meetings are scheduled at 7 PM on the third Wednesday of the month, and may be virtual or in person depending on current conditions. A member of the board is expected to spend at least 12 hours of time a month on watershed district work.

How to apply

To learn how to apply please visit the Hennepin County website here:

Open the third tab labeled “How to apply” and follow the steps listed there.


Contact District Administrator Randy Anhorn at or 952-835-2078.

More Information

2022 Nine Mile Creek Watershed Announcement

About the District