Craig Dawson

(952) 471-8306
Job Title: 
AIS Director

Craig Dawson is the Director of the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program for the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.  He started with the MCWD in March 2012, and was given responsibility to develop the District’s AIS Management Program.  He coordinated a diverse stakeholder Task Force that formed the approach and recommendations in the AIS management plan.  Prior to his service with the MCWD, Craig served over 30 years in city management in the metropolitan area, including four years as city manager of Excelsior and seven years as city administrator in Shorewood.  Craig earned his BA and MPA degrees at the University of Kansas.

Degree(s): 
Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in urban management
B.A., History and Geography (distinction and honors)