Clean Water Council members

The 28-member Council was established in 2006 by the Legislature through the HTML icon Clean Water Legacy Act (Minn. Stat. Ch 114D). See below to find out who is currently on the Council and what organizations they represent.

Clean Water Council members

Clean Water Council members (2017). Front row: Douglas Losee, Tannie Eshenaur, Sharon Doucette, Sandy Rummel, Victoria Reinhardt, Sharon Day, and Raj Rajan. Middle row: Jason Moeckel, John Barten, Patrick Shea, Representative Jean Wagenius, Rylee Main, Glenn Skuta, Susan Stokes, and Jeffrey Peterson. Back row: Todd Renville, Doug Thomas, Mark Abner, Steven Besser, Gary Burdorf, Frank Jewell, Warren Formo, and Robert Hoefert. Not pictured: Pam Blixt, Holly Kovarik, Senator David J. Osmek, Senator Ann H. Rest, and Representative Paul Torkelson.

Members serve until their successors are appointed by the Governor or appointing authorities (Minn. Stat. 114D.30).

PDF icon Clean Water Council member biographies

Clean Water Council | Members list

Member Representing Term expires Appointing authority
Mr. Mark Abner Environmental organizations January 2019 Governor
Mr. John Barten Nonprofit organizations focused on improvement of Minnesota lakes and streams January 2019 Governor
Mr. Steven Besser Statewide fishing organization January 2021 Governor
Ms. Pam Blixt Watershed districts January 2021 Governor
Mr. Gary Burdorf Township officers January 2019 Governor
Ms. Sharon Day Representative of tribal governments January 2019 Governor
TBD City governments January 2021 Governor
Ms. Tannie Eshenaur Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) January 2019 Commissioner - MDH
Mr. Warren Formo Statewide farm organizations January 2019 Governor
Mr. Bob Hoefert Statewide farm organizations January 2021 Governor
Mr. Frank Jewell County government (rural counties) January 2019 Governor
Ms. Holly Kovarik Soil and water conservation districts January 2019 Governor
Mr. Douglas Losee Business organizations January 2021 Governor
Ms. Rylee Main Environmental organizations January 2021 Governor
Mr. Jason Moeckel Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) January 2019 Commissioner - DNR
TBD Minnesota Senate Per appointing authority Senate
Mr. Jeffrey Peterson University of Minnesota (UMN) January 2019 Board of Regents - UMN
Mr. Raj Rajan Business organizations January 2019 Governor
Ms. Victoria Reinhardt County government (seven-county metropolitan area) January 2021 Governor
Mr. Todd Renville Statewide hunting organizations January 2019 Governor
Sen. Ann H. Rest Minnesota Senate Per appointing authority Senate
Ms. Sandy Rummel Metropolitan Council January 2019 Metropolitan Council
Mr. Patrick Shea City organizations January 2019 Governor
Mr. Glenn Skuta Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) January 2019 Commissioner - MPCA
Ms. Susan Stokes Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) January 2021 Commissioner - MDA
Mr. Doug Thomas Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) January 2019 Executive Director - BWSR
Rep. Josh Heintzeman Minnesota House of Representatives Per appointing authority House

Member resources

Past reports

Binary Data Clean Water Council: Biennial reports of the Clean Water Council


HTML icon Clean Water Legacy Act (Minn. Stat. Ch 114D)
HTML icon Minnesota Constitution Article XI, Section 15

Policies and procedures

PDF icon Bylaws
PDF icon Per diem and expense policy
PDF icon Expense form (wq-cwc7-03b)
PDF icon Conflict of interest policy
PDF icon Conflict of interest disclosure form

Clean Water Council contacts

For information about the Clean Water Council, contact:

Paul Gardner, Clean Water Council Administrator
520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

Deepa deAlwis, Clean Water Council Coordinator
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul MN 55155

Frank Jewell, Clean Water Council Chair

Pamela Blixt, Clean Water Council Vice Chair