WBLCD: Preserving White Bear Lake for future generations

Board of Directors & Staff

The White Bear Lake Conservation District (WBLCD) is governed by a 10-member volunteer Board of Directors made up of two representatives appointed by the City Councils of the five municipalities that border White Bear Lake (White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, Dellwood, Mahtomedi and Birchwood).  Each city determines their appointment process.  Board members are appointed for three-year terms, and there are no term limits for Board members.

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Board of Directors  

CHAIR
* Bryan DeSmet
White Bear Township
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Term Expires 4/30/2026

VICE CHAIR
Meredith Walburg
Dellwood

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Term Expires 2/28/2027
 TREASURER-SECRETARY
Mike Parenteau
White Bear Lake
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Term Expires 6/30/2025
DIRECTOR
Diane Longville
White Bear Township

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Term Expires 4/30/2026 
 DIRECTOR
Mark Wisniewski
Dellwood
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Term Expires 4/30/2025
DIRECTOR
Scott Costello
White Bear Lake
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Term Expires 6/30/2025
DIRECTOR
Christopher Churchill
Mahtomedi

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Term Expires 7/31/2024 
DIRECTOR
Darren DeYoung
Birchwood

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Term Expires 7/31/2024
 
DIRECTOR
Mark Ganz
Mahtomedi
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Term Expires 5/31/26  
DIRECTOR
Susie Mahoney
Birchwood

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Term Expires 8/30/2024
 

Staff

   
ADMINISTRATOR
Cheri Howe
WBLCD Office
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* The Chair is ex-officio to all committees in case of no quorum.

Board Meetings
WBLCD Board meetings are held in the White Bear Lake City Hall Council Chambers at 7pm on the third Tuesday each month, except December.  See the Agenda and Minutes page for the meeting schedule.

Committees

The WBLCD's standing committees offer positions for three members, each with a one-year term; two representatives from the community are welcome on each committee.   Committee terms run one-year, from April to March, with applications accepted in February.   For 2024, the WBLCD is seeking members for the Lake Education Committee.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please complete and return an application by Feb. 6, 2024Click here for an application.

Lake Utilization Committee

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.

The committee meets every third Tuesday of the month, except December, prior to the monthly Board meeting at 6 pm in the White Bear Lake City Hall Council Chambers.

    • Mark Ganz, Chair
    • Chris Churchill, Vice Chair
    • Scott Bohnen
    • Darren DeYoung
    • Luke Michaud
    • Alexander Schwartz

Lake Quality Committee

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.

The committee meets on an as-needed basis. 

    • Mike Parenteau, Chair
    • Diane Longville 

Lake Education Committee

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.

The committee meets on an as-needed basis. Contact chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on the next meeting.

    • Scott Costello, Chair
    • Meredith Walburg 
    • Susie Mahoney

Lake Level Resolution Committee  (The 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.

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Contact WBLCD

+1 (651) 429-8520

WBLCD
4701 Highway 61
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

office@wblcd.org