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 (2024 budget here).

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 Microsoft Teams. See our calendar for the link. If you have comments for the Board and would like to share them in person, please contact VRWJPO Administrator Travis Thiel at

Board Members

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

Bill Droste

Dakota County District 4

(651) 438-4428