Lake Minnetonka Conservation District

About the LMCD


Board of Directors

The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors composed of one member appointed by the City Councils of the 14 municipalities that border Lake Minnetonka. The Board provides direction for the organization, develops policies and initiatives, and helps build partnerships to carry out the mission of preserving and enhancing the “Lake Minnetonka experience”. Serving on the Board is a great way to guide the future of Lake Minnetonka, helping to protect the Lake, the communities, and all those who enjoy it.


Terms on the LMCD Board run from February 1st through January 31st of the following year.  The LMCD state enabling legislation calls for Board members to be appointed for three-year terms subject to recall by the cities.  There are no applicable term limits for Board members. A time commitment is involved. In addition to the formal board meetings, many members are active on committees, workshops, or special projects, as well as in their community.

Because the Lake is unique, application of the LMCD ordinances is often complex and requires time for Board Members to process. Therefore, the LMCD works with the 14 cities to stagger Board member’s terms. If you are interested in a leadership role and want to use your skills and enthusiasm to be an ambassador of the Lake, consider joining our organization. If you would like to serve the Lake Community in other capacities, other volunteer opportunities are also available. Contact us for more information.

Additional Information

Board of Directors 
Gregg Thomas (City of Tonka Bay)
480-797-6012 (Cell)
Term Expires January, 2024
Gregg Thomas
Vice Chair
Ann Hoelscher (City of Victoria)
612-965-6645 (Cell)
Term Expires January, 2023
Ann Hoelscher
Dan Baasen  (City of Wayzata)
651-270-7500 (Cell)
Term Expires January, 2024
Dan Baasen
Rich Anderson (City of Orono)
Term Expires January, 2023
Rich Anderson Photo
Ben Brandt (City of Mound)
Term Expires January, 2022
Ben Brandt Photo
Bill Cook (City of Greenwood)
612-805-0424 (Cell)
Term Expires January, 2023
Bill Cook
Gary Hughes (City of Spring Park)
Term Expires January, 2022
Gary Hughes
Mike Kirkwood (City of Minnetrista)
612-532-7161 (Cell)
Term Expires January, 2023
Mike Kirkwood
Dennis Klohs (City of Minnetonka Beach)
612-867-2972 (Cell)
Term Expires January, 2022
Dennis Klohs
Mark Kroll (City of Excelsior)
805-428-1838 (Cell)
Term Expires January, 2023
Mark Kroll
Denny Newell (City of Woodland)
612-396-5116 (Cell)
Term Expires January, 2023
Denny Newell
Nicole Stone (City of Minnetonka)
651-274-0025 (Cell)
Term Expires January, 2022
Nicole Stone Photo
Jake Walesch (City of Deephaven)
Term expires January 2024
Jake Walesch Photo
Deborah Zorn (City of Shorewood)
612-889-3767 (Cell)
Term Expires January, 2023
Deborah Zorn