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About the Red River Basin Commission

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

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 44 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 Informaton Package
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Brian Holmer



Dave Piepkorn

Vice Chair


Marvin Plett



Board of Directors
Board of Directors and Alternates


MB Municipalities

Marvin Plett / Chad Collins

Sandra Strang / Debbie Fiebelkorn

Charles Posthumus / Brian Imhoff

Don Wiebe / Hank Froese


MB Cities

Markus Chambers / Jeff Browaty

Larry Johannson / Doug Poirier


MB Water Co-Op

Dale Toews / Vacant


MB Environmental

Dimple Roy / Walter McTavish


MB Provincial

Peter Johnston / Fisaha Unduche

Nicole Armstrong / Mark Lee

Andrea McLean / Brian Wilson

Mel Klassen / Vacant


MB At-Large

Gavin van der Linde / Vacant



MN Counties

Gary Kiesow / Leon Olson

Jenny Mongeau / Ron Staples


MN Cities

Curt Johannsen / Vacant

Shelly Carlson / Vacant

Brian Holmer / Wayne Johnson


MN Watersheds

John Finney / Greg Holmvik / Rob Sip

LeRoy Ose/ Linda Vavra


MN Environmental

Aaron Field / Vacant


MN State

Katrina Kessler / Theresa Haugen   

Sarah Strommen / Theresa Ebbenga

John Jaschke / Henry Van Offelen

Thom Petersen / Martha Josephson


MN At-Large

Morrie Lanning / Vacant

North Dakota


ND Counties

Mary Scherling / Lawrence Burianek

Vacant / Vacant


ND Cities

Al Grasser / Vacant

Dave Piepkorn / Denise Kolpack

Dave Carlsrud/Gwen Crawford


ND Water Resource Districts

Keith Weston / Josh Ihry

Ben Varnson / Gary Thompson


ND Environmental

Ryan Taylor / Carmen Miller


ND State

Dave Glatt / Karl Rockeman

Andrea Travnicek / Pat Fridgen

Jeb Williams / Scott Peterson

Doug Goehring / Vacant


ND At-Large

Jason Benson/ Jake Gust

South Dakota


SD At-Large



SD State


First Nations/Tribal

Geoff Reimer, Southern Chiefs' Organization 

Christa Monette, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Monica Hedstrom, White Earth Reservation

Federal Representatives - Ex Officio


Shahin Khazrajafari

Jim Kaiser / Amanda Lee

Andrea Lamboo Miln / Zach Regiec

John Oosterveen


Ex Officio

Rep. Armstrong - 

Sen. Cramer - Michael Kelsch

Sen. Hoeven - Jessica Lee

Sen.  Smith - Carson Ouellette

Sen. Klobuchar - Ben Lien

Sen. Fischbach - Ben Anderson

Sen. Rounds -

Sen. Thune - Judy Vrchota

M.P. James Bezan

Sen. Larry Luick

Executive Committee


Brian Holmer, MN, Chair

Dave Piepkorn, ND, Vice Chair

Marvin Plett, MB, Treasurer

Gavin van der Linde, MB, Past Chair

Dale Toews, MB

Nicole Armstrong, MB

Andrea Travnicek, ND

John Finney, MN

John Jaschke, MN

Gary Kiesow, MN

Markus Chambers, MB

Vacant, ND

Vacant, SD

Vacant, First Nations/Tribal

Vision and Mission

A Red River Basin where residents, organizations, and governments work together to achieve basin-wide commitment to comprehensive integrated watershed stewardship and management. 


To create a comprehensive integrated basin-wide vision, to build consensus and commitment to the vision, and to speak with a unified voice for the Red River Basin.

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