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Governance

Wakota CAER is governed according to its by-laws and executes its mission through an election of board members and officers that include a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and directors-at-large.

  • The officers provide guiding leadership to carry out objectives that are developed during annual strategic planning activities.
  • It is the goal of Wakota CAER to identify the needs of its members and support their emergency prevention and preparedness efforts.

Board & Committees

Chairperson

Bill Lazarz, Bay West
Phone:  651-458-0645
E-mail:  chairperson@wakotacaer.org

Past Chairperson

Paul Schultz, Tiller Corporation

Vice-Chairpersons

Pete Herpst, Retired Flint Hills Resources/Consultant Ind Fire Solutions
Phone: 651-437-0643

Christina Morrison, Tiller Corporation

Secretary

Lisa McMahon, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
E-mail: secretary@wakotacaer.org

Treasurer

Cami Pederson, Holiday Companies
E-mail:  treasurer@wakotacaer.org

Directors at Large

Hue Lam, CHS Inc.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Phone: 651-355-8016

Tristan Saito, Northern Tier Energy

Dan Hannon, Merjent

Wayne Jorgensen, Flint Hills Resources

Tom Cherep, Flint Hills Resources

 

Committee Chairpersons

Ambassador/Membership Committee Chair
Dan Hannan, Merjent
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 651-924-3975

River Spill Response Copperative
Wayne Jorgensen, Rescue Chief, Flint Hills Resources
Rosemount, MN
Phone: 651-438-1230

Training and Exercise Chair
Jim Stockinger, Emergency Responder, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
St Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 612-868-1924

Planning Committee
Christina Morrison, Tiller Corporation

Wakota CAER Office
Cassie Swoboda
Phone: 651-458-0645

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