Volunteers Play a Critical Role

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is a volunteer advisory group appointed by the MCWD Board of Managers. The CAC assists the Board by advising and supporting the Board of Managers. CAC members engage in the following activities:

  • Consider issues relevant to the function and purposes of the MCWD.
  • Examine, refine, and build on the strategy and communications for MCWD key initiatives.
  • Review and advise on budget, capital improvement plans, and other projects or activities.
  • Advise and assist in decision-making.
  • Raise issues of public concern.

Membership and Recruitment

The CAC is made up of 14 members from across the watershed. CAC members serve two-year, staggered terms and must live within the watershed boundary.

MCWD recruits seven members for the CAC each autumn. MCWD is currently accepting applications for 2024 appointment until October 16, 2023. To learn more about serving as a CAC member, read the latest Position Description.

Current CAC members are listed below.

  • Emily Balogh, St. Louis Park
  • Marcy Bean, Excelsior
  • Daniel Flo, Minneapolis
  • Lisa Fowler, Minnetonka
  • Robert Glisky, Minneapolis
  • Laurie Goldsmith, St. Louis Park
  • John Iverson, Victoria
  • Suzanne Jiwani, Edina
  • Drew McGovern, St. Louis Park
  • Rich Nyquist, Minneapolis
  • David Oltmans, Minneapolis
  • Cassy Ordway, Long Lake
  • Denise Tennen, St. Louis Park


The Citizens Advisory Committee meets every other month but occasionally holds supplemental meetings to discuss timely initiatives. CAC meetings are typically held on Wednesday evenings at the MCWD office.

Questions about the CAC?

Samantha Maul, Acting Outreach Manager



Make a Difference in Your Community

Looking for other ways to make a positive impact in the watershed? There are many things you can do to promote clean water.