WLSSD is governed by a nine-member citizen board. The makeup of the board is defined in Minnesota statutes within WLSSD’s enabling legislation. Four members are appointed by the City of Duluth, three by the City of Cloquet, one is elected by Carlton County cities and townships in the WLSSD service area and one is elected by St. Louis County cities and townships in the service area. Board members are selected by the communities they serve and provide direction and oversight to the programs and employees of WLSSD.
Board terms are three years and typically begin in July. Each year the Board selects officers and the chairs for each committee. Board officer positions include Board Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
Board committees include: