Expertise that Strengthens Our Work

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) places a high value on community input. We engage watershed residents and partner agencies on many levels as we pursue our water management goals, leveraging their perspectives to improve our plans, projects, and policies.

Committee members gain knowledge of the watershed and issues impacting its water resources, and play a valuable role in regional, watershed-wide efforts to improve local communities.

Citizens Advisory Committee

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is a resident-led volunteer advisory group appointed by the MCWD Board of Managers. The CAC meets every other month on Wednesday evening. CAC members assist the Board by providing feedback on strategic initiatives, organizational plans, communications pieces, and policy priorities.

Technical Advisory Committee

A committee of technical staff provided input on MCWD’s Land & Water Partnership Initiative, which aims to strengthen partnerships with land use decision makers. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provided feedback to shape our Land & Water Partnership program, improve MCWD’s permitting program, and build systems for collaboration. The TAC included representatives from cities, counties, conservation districts, and park agencies within the watershed.