WLSSD Board of Directors Elects 2016-2017 Officers




For immediate release: 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Contact: Marianne Bohren, Executive Director

(218) 740-4805

Alternate Contact: AJ Axtell, Environmental Program Coordinator

(218) 740-4786



WLSSD Board of Directors Elects 2016-2017 Officers

DULUTH, MN—The Board of Directors of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District elected its new slate of officers for 2016-2017 at their regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, July 25.

Board Chair – Ruth Janke, Carlton County representative

Vice-Chair – Paul Thomsen, City of Duluth representative

Secretary – Bruce Ahlgren, City of Cloquet representative

Treasurer – Marcia Podratz, City of Duluth representative

WLSSD is governed by a nine-member citizen board. Four members are appointed by the City of Duluth, three by the City of Cloquet, one is elected by the Carlton County cities and townships within the WLSSD and one elected by the St. Louis County cities and townships. The Board of Directors is responsible for oversight of WLSSD and advancement of the WLSSD mission to protect and improve the waters of the lower St. Louis River basin. The Board elects its officers annually.

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District provides award-winning wastewater and solid waste services to residents, businesses and industries within its 525 square mile legislative boundaries in Southern St. Louis and northern Carlton counties, and is a nationally recognized leader in pollution prevention.