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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, MN
Phone:  651-458-0645

E-mail:  chairperson@wakotacaer.org

Past Chairperson

Paul Schultz
Tiller Corporation

Vice-Chairpersons

Pete Herpst
Training Chief, Flint Hills Resources
St. Paul, MN
55164-0596
Phone: 651-437-0643

Mike Thompson
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services-Retired
Phone: 651-602-4762

E-mail:  vice-chairpersons@wakotacaer.org

Secretary

Lisa McMahon
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

E-mail: secretary@wakotacaer.org

Treasurer

Cami Pederson
American Engineering Testing Inc.

E-mail:  treasurer@wakotacaer.org

Directors at Large

Scott Benik, Magellan
Midstream Partners

James Gribble
Washington County Sheriff’s Department
MN
Phone: 651-430-7857

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

Christina Morrison
Tiller Corporation
Maple Grove, MN
Phone: 763-425-4191

Committee Chairpersons

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

Community Awareness Chair
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

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

Wakota CAER Office
Nicole Toni
Phone: 651-458-0645 | Fax: 651-458-8383

Contact Wakota CAER