MCWD Managers Reappointed
April 20, 2011
Telly Mamayek, Communications Manager
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Managers Reappointed
Two Board Members Given New Terms
Deephaven, Minn. – The Hennepin County Board has reappointed Pam Blixt and Richard Miller to the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) Board of Managers.
Pam Blixt, a lifelong resident of Minneapolis, has a rich history of involvement in environmental issues. In addition to her work for the MCWD, she also advocates for urban issues on the Clean Water Council.
“I am delighted to serve another three-year term on the watershed board,” said Blixt, who is manager of public health preparedness for the city of Minneapolis. “We’ve had many successful partnerships, including the West End project in St. Louis Park and the Minnehaha Falls and glen restoration. I will work to strengthen those partnerships for the benefit of our water resources.”
Richard Miller, a resident of Edina, has been an avid supporter of efforts to protect water quality. “I look forward to continuing to work with cities, counties and residents in the watershed district to safeguard our region’s most valued resource — our lakes and streams,” said Miller. “I am committed to enhancing both the natural and developed environment. Improvements to the Minnehaha Creek Corridor in Hopkins and St. Louis Park are examples of the benefits of each.” Miller has a long tradition of public service in the state, including serving as a member of the Minneapolis City Council.
The MCWD is governed by a seven-member board of managers; six are appointed by the Hennepin County Board and the seventh is appointed by the Carver County Board. Managers serve staggered three-year terms.
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District covers approximately 181 square miles, including Minnehaha Creek, Lake Minnetonka, the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes and Minnehaha Falls. The District is charged by state law to protect, improve and manage water resources. It does so through scientific research and monitoring, public education, cost-share grant programs, permitting and collaborative efforts with the 27 cities, two townships and two counties (Hennepin and Carver) that are in the District. For more information, visit www.minnehahacreek.org.