About the Red River Basin Commission

The Red River Basin is a special place and keeping it that way requires that people share the responsibility for its future.  The RRBC has been bringing people together to move common Basin goals forward for over two decades. 

The RRBC is a charitable, not-for-profit organization designed to help facilitate a cooperative approach to water management within the Basin and is a well-established forum for identifying, developing, and implementing solutions to crossboundary issues.  
The RRBC is led by 41 directors representing the diversity of this multi-jurisdictional Basin and is comprised of local, state, provincial, and First Nation government representation, the environmental community, and at-large members.  It maintains offices in Fargo, ND and Winnipeg, MB and is dedicated to innovation in the management of the Red River Basin’s water resources.
RRBC Officers


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Brian Holmer

Vice Chair

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Dave Piepkorn



RRBC Board of Directors & Alternates


MB Municipalities

Bill Howatt / Marvin Plett

Laurie Hunt/ Joy Sul

Charles Posthumus / Brian Duval

Don Wiebe / Don Falk

MB Cities

Markus Chambers / Jeff Browaty

Larry Johannson / Doug Poirier

MB Water Co-Op

Greg Archibald / Jake Fehr

MB Environmental

Dimple Roy /Sean Goertzen

MB Provincial

Chris Propp / Jason Senyk

Nicole Armstrong / Mark Lee

Lori Stevenson / Brian Wilson

Mel Klassen / Vacant

MB At-Large

Gavin van der Linde / Joëlle Saltel-Allard


MN Counties

Gary Kiesow / Roger Falk

Ron Staples / Jay Backer

MN Cities

Curt Johannsen / Vacant

Shelly Carlson / Vacant

Brian Holmer / Wayne Johnson

MN Watersheds

John Finney / Greg Holmvik / Rob Sip

LeRoy Ose/ Dan Money

MN Environmental

Vacant / Vacant

MN State

Laura Bishop / Theresa Haugen   

Sarah Strommen / Theresa Ebbenga

John Jaschke / Henry Van Offelen

Thom Peterson / Martha Josephson

MN At-Large

Morrie Lanning /Vacant

South Dakota

SD At-Large

Vacant / Robert Horton, Eddie Madsen

SD State


First Nations/Tribal

Geoff Reimer, Southern Chiefs' Organization 

Christa Monette, Turtle Mountain Bank of Chippewa

Monica Hedstrom, White Earth Reservation

Federal Representatives - Ex Officio

Kevin Wilson / Aaron Snyder

Greg Gust / Amanda Lee

Dale Hutchison

John Oosterveen

Ex Officio

Rep. Armstrong - 

Sen. Cramer - Lisa Gibbins

Sen.  Smith - Carson Ouellette

Sen. Hoeven - Jessica Lee

Sen. Klobuchar - Andy Martin

Rep. Peterson - Allison Stock

Sen. Rounds

Sen. Thune - Judy Vrchota

M.P. James Bezan

Sen. Larry Luick

RRBC Staff
Canada Office Staff

Rebecca Trowell ~ North Basin Manager

Tammy Busceti  ~ Office Administrator/Project Assistant

203-1111 Munroe Ave.

Winnipeg, MB R2K 3Z5

Ph: 204-982-7250

North Dakota

ND Counties

Mary Scherling / Lawrence Burianek

Vacant / Maynard Loibl

ND Cities

Al Grasser / Vacant

Dave Piepkorn / Tony Gehrig

Vacant / Vacant

ND Water Resource Districts

Dan Jacobson / Josh Ihry

Ben Varnson / Gary Thompson

ND Environmental

Ryan Taylor / Carmen Miller

ND State

Dave Glatt / Karl Rockman

John Paczkowski / Pat Fridgen, Jared Huibregtse

Terry Steinwand / Scott Peterson

Doug Goehring / Jessie Pfaff

ND At-Large

Jake Gust / Vacant

Executive Committee

Gavin van de Linde, MB, Chair

Brian Holmer, MN, Vice Chair

Dave Piepkorn, ND, Sec./Treas.

Mary Scherling, ND, Past Chair

Vacant, MN

Greg Archibald, MB

Nicole Armstrong, MB

Shawn Nason, MB

John Paczkowski, ND

John Finney, MN

John Jaschke, MN

Southern Chiefs' Organization - First Nations/Tribal

Vacant, ND

Vacant, SD

US Office Staff

Ted Preister ~ Executive Director

Julie Goehring ~ South Basin Manager

Stacey Lundberg ~ Conference and Outreach Coordinator

Rita Hval ~ Financial/Administrative Assistant

1120 28th Ave. N., Suite C

Fargo, ND  58102

Ph:  701-356-3183