Telly Mamayek

(952) 641-4508
Job Title: 
Communications and Education Director
  • Serves as the District’s spokesperson and raises public awareness about the District’s work and the importance of water resource protection.   
  • Specializes in community, government and media relations, organizes special events and writes for local publications. 
  • Notable projects: 
    • Organized the 2012 AIS Symposium – a two day conference on Aquatic Invasive Species management and prevention.  Attended by 200+ people.
    • Coordinated 2012 Minnehaha Creek Cleanup, which collected 2 tons of trash from the creek and surrounding lakes in Minneapolis and Edina.  More than 600 people participated.
    • Organized the 2012 Watershed Heroes Awards, which recognized individuals and organizations for their clean water work.
    • the clean water work.
  • Awards:  
    • Minnesota Association of Government Communicators – Writing, Feature Article
    • Associated Press – Best Newscast
    • American Women in Radio and Television – Best Series
    • Radio-TV News Directors Association – Best Series
    • Northwest Broadcast News Association – General Reporting
  • Affiliations:
    • Watershed Partners Steering Committee
    • Minnesota Association of Government Communicators
    • International Association of Business Communicators
    • Society of Professional Journalists, Minnesota chapter – Past President
    • Minnesota Associated Press Broadcast Board
Degree(s): 
B.A., Journalism
M.A., Mass Communications