Board of Supervisors


The Wright SWCD Board of Supervisor's Meetings are held the second Monday of each month 4:30 p.m.
at the USDA Service Center, Conference Room, 311 Brighton Ave S Ste C, Buffalo, MN.
You can verify meeting times and dates by calling 763-682-1970.

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Wright SWCD Board Supervisors

Duane Dahlman - Supervisor, Chris Uecker - Chairman, Jeff Burns - Supervisor, Mary Wetter - Vice Chairman, Mike Zieska - Secretary/Treasurer

The Wright SWCD’s Board is made up of five elected supervisors who are elected
by nomination districts on the general ballot. Supervisors do not participate in the primaries.
Supervisor terms are staggered, seats that are available in the next election are listed

District I

Mike Zieska


Term Expires: 2018

District II

Jeff Burns


Term Expires: 2020

District III

Mary Wetter

Vice Chairman

Term Expires: 2018

District IV

Christopher Uecker


Term Expires: 2020

District V

Duane Dahlman


Term Expires:  2020

What does it take to be a soil and water conservation District Supervisor?

Soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) are special purpose units of government that manage natural resource programs. Minnesota's 90 SWCDs cover the entire state; their boundaries usually coincide with the county lines. Each SWCD is run by a board of five elected Supervisors.
To be a Supervisor, you need:

Supervisors must have - or be willing to learn - some basic knowledge to effectively carry out their responsibilities. They must understand:

  • some of the fundamentals about the environment and how it works;

  • the relationship between land use decisions and the environment;

  • the effect environmental decisions have on other aspects of our lives; and 

  • local concerns, attitudes and needs. 

Supervisors must be concerned about:

  • our environment and natural resources; 

  • maintaining and improving water quality; and 

  • protecting our soil. 

Supervisors must be willing to take an active leadership role in the community. This can involve: 

  • setting local conservation priorities; 

  • educating friends and neighbors about the environment; 

  • working with other local government units, state and federal agencies, and other elected officials; 

  • setting a positive example; 

  • taking unpopular stands; 

  • balancing economic needs with environmental concerns; and 

  • sacrificing short-term gains for long-term benefits.