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MN COLA Board of Directors

(Directors are elected at the Annual Meeting in June and serve two-year terms. Officers are elected to one-year terms by the Board of Directors. Officers will become a Director for their term in office if the officer is not already a Director.)


Joe Shneider (2022): Hennepin County,


Kevin Farnum (2022): Stearns County,


Tom Nelson (2022): Itasca County,


Blaine Barkley (2022): Wright County,

Other Directors

Lynn Goodrich (2022): Hubbard County,

Curtiss Hunt (2022): Beltrami County,

Jim Kutzner (2021): Wright County,

Jeff Stabnow (2021): Otter Tail County,

Uldis Birznieks (2021): Cass County,

Tom Watson (2021): Crow Wing County,

lake and shore

MN COLA serves to coordinate the efforts of all lake, river, and watershed associations in Minnesota, related to shoreline preservation and restoration, water quality, prevention of aquatic invasive species (AIS), and sustainable uses and development for bodies of water in all counties, which include: Aitkin, Anoka, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac Qui Parle, Lake, Lake Of The Wood, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Roseau, St. Louis, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright, and Yellow Medicine.

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