Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Board Vacancies
The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District has two vacancies on its five-member Board of Managers. The application process for interested residents is currently open and will close on September 7, 2017. Interviews with the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners will occur on September 12, 2017.
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
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 at the District’s office (12800 Gerard Dr, Eden Prairie). A member of the board is expected to spend at least 12 hours of time a month on watershed district work. 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 Hopkins, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eden Prairie and Minnetonka have land within the district. Members serve three-year terms, and are appointed by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.