Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Thank you, Paul, for your dedicated service to the Watershed

Paul Ellefson
Photo by Anita Jader.

We would like to acknowledge the dedicated service and involvement of Paul Ellefson, President of the Board of Managers for Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, who stepped down from the Board in early July. Paul served on the Board for twenty-two years since 1993.

Ellefson, Professor Emeritus in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Forest Resources in Policy and Administration, provided creative, energetic, skillful guidance and oversight throughout his tenure at the Watershed District.

We extend our warm gratitude and thanks to Paul for his long-term commitment, supportive expertise and the 'big picture' perspective that he brought to his work with our Watershed District. We are grateful for his leadership and will miss him tremendously.

Pamela Skinner, Board member of the Watershed District, expressed her appreciation. “Paul was a long-serving, dedicated Board member who encouraged us to think outside the box and ask, “What else can we do?”

Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed Board Vacancy

Ramsey County Board of Commissioners has posted the vacancy for this board position on Ramsey County's website at http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/cb/ma/volunteer.htm.

Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District Board Members must be voting residents of the watershed district (North St. Paul, Maplewood, Little Canada, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, Gem Lake, and parts of Roseville, St. Paul and Shoreview), and may not be a public officer of the County, State, or Federal government, except a soil and water district supervisor may serve as a manager. Members generally manage the water and related resources in a watershed. Members serve for three year terms.

For an application and more detailed information on this vacancy, call 651-266-8001 or visit
https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=927651073. Applications are due by August 31, 2015.

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