Board of Commissioners

The MWMO’s Board of Commissioners is its governing body. The board has ultimate decision-making authority over the MWMO’s projects, programs, staffing and budget.

There are seven voting MWMO commissioners — one from each of the MWMO’s member communities. The city council or governing body from each member community appoints a commissioner to the MWMO in accordance with state law.

Board Meetings

The MWMO Board of Commissioners generally meets every other month. A full list of upcoming meetings can be found on our events page.

Meeting agendas and documents are posted on the relevant event pages within one week of the meeting date. You can also subscribe to email updates about upcoming board meetings. For questions or concerns, contact us at or 612-465-8780.


Kevin Reich, Chair
Represents: City of Minneapolis

James Saefke, Vice-Chair
Represents: City of Fridley

Mary Gaasch, Treasurer
Represents: City of Lauderdale

Jerry Faust
Represents: City of Saint Anthony Village

Cailin Rogers
Represents: City of Saint Paul

Donna Schmitt
Represents: City of Columbia Heights & City of Hilltop

Kale Severson
Represents: Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Final Board Meeting Minutes

Board approved meeting minutes are available on this site. To view unapproved minutes of held meetings, please call for an appointment (612-465-8780) and come to the MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center to request to see the minutes.

Final Meeting Minutes 20171114
Final Meeting Minutes 20170912
Final Meeting Minutes 20170711
Final Meeting Minutes 20170509
Final Meeting Minutes 20170314
Final Meeting Minutes 20170110
Final Meeting Minutes 20161109
Final Meeting Minutes 20160913
Final Meeting Minutes 20160712
Final Meeting Minutes 20160510
Final Minutes Special Meeting 20160407
Final Minutes Meeting 20160308
Final Minutes Meeting 20160112


For questions or more information, please contact the MWMO at or 612-465-8780.