Board of Directors

The North Dakota Water Users Association is governed by a board of directors consisting of elected directors from nine districts, plus at-large directors. The board of directors serves as the resolutions and legislative committee. The executive vice president serves the board.

2017 Board of Directors

2017 Officers

Al Walter, Minot

First Vice President
Ken Royse, Bismarck

Second Vice President
David Lang, Sterling

Cary Backstrand, Bismarck

Executive Vice President
Michael Dwyer, Bismarck

Ryan Ackerman
Richard Axvig
Jeff Frith
Carlyle Hillstrom
Larry Kassian
Creg Larson
Mary Massad
Dennis Reep
Kenny Rogers
Gary Thompson
Jeff Volk
Monica Zentgraf

Garland Erbele, ND State Engineer
Carter VanderWal, ND Irrigation Association
David Ashley, ND Water Resource Districts Association
Duane DeKrey, Garrison Diversion Conservancy District
Eric Volk, ND Rural Water Systems Association

Michael Dwyer, ND Water Users
Miranda Hoffert, ND Water Users
Hannah Straw, ND Water Education Foundation
Julie Ellingson, ND Water
Shauna McNaughton, ND Water
Robin Pursley, ND Water
Julee Farnsworth-Ritz, ND Water

District I
Gary Rust
Roger Gunlikson*
Tyler Tjelde

District II
Tom Klein
Al Walter*
Maurice Foley

District III

Duane Ash*
Brian Volk
Sherwood Haakenson

District IV
Ben Varnson
Charles Vein*
Ken Vein

District V
Arv Burvee
Sean Fredricks
Chad Engels*

District VI
Mike Tweed
Norman Haak*
Dave Koland*

District VII
Ken Royse*
Terry Fleck
David Lang*

District VIII
Ed Grunett*
Harold Gaugler
Gary Meyer

District IX
Don Urlacher
Larry Stang
Larry Bares*

* Executive Committee