Joint Powers Board

The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Board (VRWJPB) consists of two Dakota County Commissioners and one Scott County Commissioner.

The Board makes decisions about administering the watershed, implementing the Watershed Plan, and undertaking activities to preserve and improve water resources. The Board approves the annual budget for VRWJPO.

The Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month (except November) at 1 p.m. in Conference Room A at the Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center in Farmington, with virtual access to the public available via Zoom. See our calendar for the Zoom link. If you have comments for the Board and would like to share them in person, please contact VRWJPO Administrator Mark Zabel at

Board Members

Commissioner Mike Slavik photo

Mike Slavik

Dakota County District 1

Phone: 651-438-4427

Scott County Commissioner Tom Wolf

Tom Wolf

Scott County District 1

Phone: 952-440-6805

Commissioner Mary Hamann-Roland photo

Mary Hamann-Roland

Dakota County District 7

(651) 438-4411