* Chair Ex-Officio to all committees in case of no quorum
Board of Directors & Staff
-Chair Bryan DeSmet, White Bear Township
-Vice Chair Mark Ganz, Mahtomedi
-Secretary/Treasurer Diane Longville, White Bear Township
-Director Christopher Churchill, Mahtomedi
-Director Meredith Walburg, Dellwood
-Director Scott O’Connor, Dellwood
-Director Scott Costello, White Bear Lake
-Director Mike Parenteau, White Bear Lake
-Director Susie Mahoney, Birchwood
-Director Darren DeYoung, Birchwood
Attorney Alan Kantrud
The 10-member volunteer Board of Directors of the White Bear Lake Conservation District (WBLCD) is made up of two Directors from each city bordering the lake (White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, Dellwood, Mahtomedi and Birchwood). The cities appoint their representatives (directors) for a term of three years.
WBLCD Board meetings are held at 7pm in the White Bear Lake City Hall Council Chambers, every month except December.
Meeting Dates 2021: Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17, Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16.
Dec. - No Meetings
Lake Utilization Committee
Lake Utilization Committee meets every third Tuesday of the month prior to the monthly board meeting at 6 pm in the White Bear Lake City Hall Council Chambers, every month except December.
The Lake Utilization Committee handles dock licenses, lake usage permits and ordinances, navigational (buoy) placement and removal, law enforcement and public safety, maintenance and overall enhancement of recreational elements of the lake, and additional duties as the Board may assign.
Lake Quality Committee
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the White Bear Lake City Hall.
The Lake Quality Committee monitors exotic species management (such as milfoil), water quality testing and reporting, selection and supervision of consulting engineering services, overseeing ecological impact of activities on the lake, and other duties as the Board may assign.
Lake Education Committee
The next meeting date is Monday, April 19 at 7:00pm. Contact the office or Scott Costello for Zoom information.
The Lake Education Committee oversees office management and equipment insurance, financial and legal matters and reports, public education, and additional duties as the Board may assign.
Lake Level Resolution Committee
The lake resolution committee is currently inactive to be reinstated when the need arises.
The Lake Level Resolution Committee investigates possible solutions to low White Bear Lake levels, considers technical feasibility of possible solutions and different methods of financing any solutions that are examined. The Minnesota DNR has primary authority concerning lake levels.
The White Bear Lake Conservation District’s standing committees offer positions for three members, each with a one-year term. Two community representatives are welcome on each of standing committees. If interested in serving on a committee, contact Kim Johnson for an application by:
- USPS: WBLCD, 4701 Highway 61, White Bear Lake MN 55110
- Fax: 651-429-8500
- Webpage: www.wblcd.org
The public is welcome to attend.