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LMCD Appoints Executive Director

The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) Board of Directors has appointed Vickie Schleuning to the position of Executive Director (Director).  She will begin work with the LMCD on September 12, 2016.

Ms. Schleuning was the unanimous choice of the Board.  The Board conducted interviews with five finalists on August 24th and concluded the process at a continued meeting on August 31st. The process to hire a new Director was started in late April of 2016.

The Director is appointed by the Board and serves as the executive and operating officer. This position serves at the pleasure of the Board and is responsible for the operation, management, and promotion of all activities with which the LMCD is charged, as well as other duties as prescribed.

Ms. Schleuning is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business (Master of Business Administration) and South Dakota State University (Bachelor of Science Degrees in Health Science and Microbiology).  She is a Minnesota Registered Environmental Health Specialist, maintains Certificates in Federal Emergency Management Agency and Project Management, as well as participated in the Baldrige Examiner Training Experience and various Advanced Leadership Groups.

Her professional experience includes employment with the City of Brooklyn Center as Assistant City Manager/Director of Building & Community Standards; the City of Brooklyn Park as the Public Health and Code Enforcement Manager; and the City of Minnetonka as the Environmental Health Supervisor. She also served as adjunct faculty at North Hennepin Community College and Inver Hills Community College where she taught hybrid and online courses in Public Administration and Legal Aspects of Code Administration for the Building Inspection Technology Program.

The LMCD was created in 1967 as a corporate and political body, and is a political subdivision of the State of Minnesota. The District is governed by a Board of Directors composed of one member appointed by the 14 cities surrounding Lake Minnetonka.

Posted on: September 9th, 2016