Become a Member


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


Bill Lazarz, Bay West
Phone:  651-226-3071

Past Chairperson

Paul Schultz, Tiller Corporation


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


Open position


Camie Pederson, Holiday Companies

Directors at Large

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

Brandon Buckley, St. Paul Park Refinery

Sam Rustin, St. Paul Park Refinery

Matt Stevens, Swissport Fueling Inc. US

Committee Chairpersons

Ambassador/Membership Committee Chair
Open position

River Spill Response Cooperative
Sam Rustin, St. Paul Park Refinery

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

Planning Committee
Open Position

Wakota CAER Office
Rachel Conant
Phone: 651-226-3071

Contact Wakota CAER