A joint powers agreement was executed on October 25, 1985, which established and empowered the Lower Mississippi River Watershed Management Organization (LMRWMO). The LMRWMO was formed in response to the requirements of the Metropolitan Surface Water Management Act (Minnesota Statutes 103B). The Act requires, among other things, the preparation and implementation of a watershed management plan every 10 years. The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, which has final approval authority for watershed plans, last approved the LMRWMO Watershed Management Plan in 2011.
The person interested in this Board Member position would have an appreciation for water quality and watershed management issues across municipal boundaries. You would also work on city-coordinated budgets, grant opportunities, education and technical components. This organization provides a valuable forum for the member cities to evaluate and resolve stormwater, environmental and drainage issues within the watershed. Cities that are part of the joint powers agreement include West St. Paul, South St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale and Sunfish Lake.
The LMRWMO Board of appointed managers meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. There are no meetings held in January or July. Meeting locations vary and rotate around the member community’s City Halls.