Board Details

Devils Lake Outlet Management Advisory Committee

Type of Board: Advisory Pay/Benefits: State Rate
Voting Members: 17 Other Members: 0
Non-Voting Members: 0 Created by: Chapter 61-36
Length of Terms: 4 years, no term limits
Frequency of Meetings:
Address: 900 East Boulevard Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: (701) 328-4942
Fax: (701) 328-3696
Website: http://www.swc.nd.gov/basins/devils_lake/outlets/
Email: gerbele@nd.gov
Contact: Garland Erbele
The committee shall advise the governor and the state water commission regarding operations of all Devils Lake outlets. The committee may recommend criteria for operation of each outlet based on outflow volumes, water quality considerations, and the risk of an overflow of Devils Lake. Any recommendations developed by the committee must receive support from ten of the seventeen members of the committee before submission to the governor or state water commission. Any recommendation not receiving majority support but receiving support from at least five members may be submitted as a minority recommendation.

Member Name Position Work County Appt. Date Term Ends
Armstrong, Nicole Manitoba, Canada (204) 945-3991 Open
Devlin, Representative Bill ND House of Representatives Steele 7/2/2017 7/1/2021
Erbele, Garland Chairman (701) 328-4942 Burleigh 8/1/2016 Open
Frith, Jeff DL Basin Joint Water Resource Board (701) 662-7076 Ramsey 8/1/2013 6/30/2021
Grubb, Bruce City of Fargo (701) 241-1310 Cass 4/27/2016 7/1/2021
Johnson, Dick City of Devils Lake (701) 662-4889 Ramsey 8/1/2013 7/1/2021
Lotthammer, Shannon MN representative (651) 757-2537 Regional 1/12/2018 Open
Mertens, Bill Ramsey County (701) 230-0269 Ramsey 8/1/2013 6/30/2021
Meyer, Tim City of Lisbon (701) 683-4000 Ransom 4/25/2018 6/30/2021
Nielson, Mary Lee City of Valley City (701) 845-1700 Barnes 8/1/2013 6/30/2021
Oehlke, Senator Dave ND State Senate (701) 662-4051 Ramsey 7/2/2017 7/1/2021
Schwehr, Cindy Barnes County (701) 646-6203 Barnes 8/1/2013 6/30/2021
Steffan, Michael Benson County (701) 766-4364 Benson 8/1/2013 6/30/2021
Varnson, Ben Nelson County (701) 674-3365 Nelson 8/1/2013 6/30/2021
Vein, Kenneth City of Grand Forks Grand Forks 3/29/2018 6/30/2021
Vesterso, Kent Towner County (701) 477-8844 Rolette 7/21/2015 7/1/2019
Yankton, Douglas Sr. Spirit Lake Nation (701) 766-1225 Benson 4/17/2018 6/30/2021