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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
Officers
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Brian Holmer

Chair

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Dave Piepkorn

Vice Chair

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Marvin Plett

Secretary/

Treasurer

Board of Directors
Board of Directors and Alternates

Manitoba

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

Minnesota

 

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

Vacant

 

SD State

Vacant

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
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. 

Mission

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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