Craig Dawson

(952) 471-8306
Job Title: 
Research and Monitoring Director

Craig Dawson is Director of Research and Monitoring, which includes the District’s water quality and aquatic invasive species (AIS) programs.  He started with the MCWD in March 2012, and was given responsibility to develop the District’s AIS management program.  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)