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Land & Water Partnership Initiative Technical Advisory Committee

Land & Water Partnership Initiative Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was appointed by the MCWD Board of Managers in August 2022 to advise MCWD staff during our Land & Water Partnership Initiative. The TAC membership includes representatives from partner agencies such as cities, counties, soil and water conservation districts, and park agencies from across the watershed (see list below). 

TAC Meeting Materials  

TAC Members:


Primary Representative


City of Edina

Jessica Vanderwerff Wilson, Water Resources Manager


City of Hopkins

Ryan Krzos, City Planner


City of Maple Plain

Dylan Hoflock, Public Works Superintendent


City of Medina

Dusty Finke, City Planner


City of Minneapolis

Elizabeth Stout, Water Resources Manager

Shahram Missaghi, Water Resources Coordinator

City of Minnetonka

Sarah Schweiger, Water Resources Engineering Coordinator

Leslie Yetka, Natural Resources Manager

City of Orono

Melanie Curtis, Planner

Laura Oakden, Community Development Director

City of Plymouth

Chris LaBounty, City Engineer

Ben Scharenbroich, Water Resources Supervisor

City of Richfield

Mattias Oddsson, Water Resource Engineer

Chad Donnelly, Assistant Utility Superintendent

City of St. Louis Park

Erick Francis, Water Resources Manager

Phil Elkin, Engineering Services Manager; Mike Bahe, Natural Resources Manager

City of Victoria

Cara Geheren, City Engineer


City of Wayzata

Mike Kelly, City Engineer

Emily Goellner, Community Development Director

Bolton and Menk, representing Greenwood, Mound, Orono, St. Bonifacius, Shorewood, Woodland

Bob Bean, Water Resources Project Engineer


WSB, representing Deephaven, Excelsior, Minnetrista, Tonka Bay

Rebecca Haug, Sr. Project Manager


Carver Soil and Water Conservation District

Mike Wanous, District Manager


Hennepin County

Drew McGovern, Senior Water Resources Engineer

Karen Galles, Land and Water Supervisor; Kris Guentzel, Senior Water Resources Specialist

Metropolitan Council

Jen Kostrzewski, Principal Environmental Scientist


Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Madeline Hudek, Data Insights AnalystAdam Arvidson, Director of Strategic Planning

Three Rivers Park District

Kelly Grissman, Director of Planning

Jami Markle, Director of Natural Resources