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CRWD Organization Chart

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The organizational and programmatic structure of the District is presented in Figure 1-1 of the Watershed Management Plan (Plan), above. It includes the Board of Managers, advisory committees and staff. The District is led by a five-person Board of Managers that guides implementation of the activities set forth in the Plan. Board Managers are appointed by the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners and serve a 3-year term.

The Board of Managers approves applications by District residents to join the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC assists the Board of Managers with organizational development, planning processes and program implementation, and strengthens the connections between CRWD and District residents.

The District Administrator is appointed and reviewed by the Board of Managers. The Administrator supervises the five Division Managers of the District and all division staff, along with leading the Administration Division.

Administration Division programming includes general administration; Board of Managers support; building and office operations; human resources, payroll and benefits; CAC support; the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program; budget, finance, accounts payable and receivable, and audit; and the safety program.

Monitoring and Research Division programming includes stormwater monitoring; lake monitoring; Best Management Practices (BMPs) performance monitoring; wetland monitoring; research; lake management of Como, McCarrons, Loeb, Crosby and Little Crosby; and Capital Improvement Projects.

Regulatory Division programming includes the District Rules; the Permitting Program; wetland management; water reuse; groundwater management; Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program; federal, state and other local regulations; and Capital Improvement Projects.

Planning, Projects and Grants Division programming includes the Watershed Management Plan; subwatershed, neighborhood and site-scale planning; the Stewardship Grant Program; facility management; Trout Brook Storm Sewer Interceptor; natural resources; and Capital Improvement Projects.

Communications and Engagement Division programming includes communications; engagement; municipal and partner training; volunteer programs; youth programs; events and awards; the Partner Grant Program; and the Public Art Program.

Board of Managers

Capitol Region Watershed District is led by a five-person Board of Managers that guides CRWD implementation of the goals and objectives set forth in our Watershed Management Plan. Board Managers are appointed by the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners and serve a three-year term.

For Board of Managers inquiries please use the Contact form or call (651) 644-8888.

 

From Left: Managers Joe Collins, Mary Texer, Hawona Sullivan Janzen, Shawn Murphy, and Rick Sanders.
Photo of Hawona Sullivan Janzen by Caroline Yang. All other photos by Becca Dilley.

Joseph Collins,
President
Term expires on 9/30/23

Saint Paul, MN

Mary Texer,
Vice President
Term expires on 9/30/22 

Saint Paul, MN

Hawona Sullivan Janzen, 
Secretary 
Term expires on 9/30/23

Saint Paul, MN

Shawn Murphy, 
Communications and Engagement
Term expires on 9/30/22

Roseville, MN 
Rick Sanders,
Treasurer
Term Expires on 9/30/23

Roseville, MN

Meetings

CRWD’s Board of Managers has set the regular 2021 meetings of the Board on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 P.M. at the District office. All Board Meetings are held at the office of the CRWD, 595 Aldine Street, St. Paul, MN 55104.

Please see the events calendar for meeting dates. Meeting minutes from the past year are available on the Minutes Archive page.

Community Advisory Committee

Established in 1998, CRWD’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC), formerly Citizen Advisory Committee, assists the Board of Managers with organizational development, planning processes and program implementation. The CAC strengthens the connections between CRWD and District residents. Committee meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at the District office, 595 Aldine Street, St. Paul, MN 55104. Committee meetings are open to the public.

Please see News & Events for meeting dates. Meeting minutes from the past year are available on the Minutes Archive page.

Part of the CAC

Current CAC members are:

Gwen Willems – Co-Chair

Michael MacDonald 

Michelle Ulrich – Secretary

Mary Lilly

Richard Weil

Tom Elko

Steve Duerre – Co-Chair

Pat Cavanaugh

Nicole Soderholm

Bob Simonet

David Arbeit

Cheryl Braun

Lauren Wheeler

Devin Driscoll

Andrew Montain

Apply To the CAC

We encourage all interested District residents to learn more about the CAC and consider becoming members. View the application form, and recruitment flyer below.

Watershed Artist in Residence

CRWD’S Watershed Artist in Residence is Christine Baeumler. The role of the watershed artist is to consult on projects and programs of the District and offer ways that art can help us communicate our mission to protect, manage and improve our water resources.

Learn more about the Watershed Artist