UMRBA Board

The five member states of the UMRBA (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin) are represented by gubernatorial appointees. Generally, the Governor’s designee is from a state agency with substantial responsibilities for water resource management. This person is responsible for coordinating with other state agencies and providing for their direct involvement when necessary. The Governor may appoint alternate representatives from a variety of state agencies to facilitate internal state coordination and assure that a broad range of state authorities and perspectives are considered in the deliberations of the Association.

 

Chair:  Steve Galarneau, Wisconsin

Vice Chair:  Dru Buntin, Missouri

Illinois

Rick Pohlman, DNR (primary representative)

Loren Wobig, DNR (alternate)

Dave Glover, DNR (alternate)

Mike McClelland, DNR (alternate)

Iowa

Tim Hall, DNR (primary representative)

Rita Grimm, EDA (representative)

Jake Hansen, DALS (representative)

Sam Hiscocks, DOT (representative)

Joel Martin, IUB (representative)

Minnesota 

Barb Naramore, DNR (primary representative)

Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DOT (second alternate)

Katrina Kessler, PCA (second alternate)

Andrea Vaubel, DoA (second alternate)

Missouri —

Dru Buntin, DNR (primary representative)

Cheryl Ball, DOT (alternate)

Chris Klenklen, DoA (alternate)

Matt Vitello, DoC (alternate)

Wisconsin —

Steve Galarneau, DNR (representative)

Jim Fischer, DNR (alternate)

Federal Liaisons

UMRBA’s federal liaisons are valuable and active participants in many of its meetings and activities.  Their participation allows UMRBA to effectively serve as a regional forum for the states and their federal agency counterparts to discuss major policy and management issues.  The federal liaisons are non-voting members and are not official members of UMRBA, which speaks on behalf of the states alone.

 

Department of Agriculture —

Sal Salinas, Natural Resource Conservation Service

Department of the Army 

MG Diana Holland, Mississippi Valley Division Commander

Brian Chewning, Mississippi Valley Division

Department of the Interior —

Sabrina Chandler, USFWS Refuges

Scott Morlock, USGS Midwest Region

 

Department of Homeland Security —

Ken Hingerlong, FEMA Region 5

Cathi Sanders, FEMA Region 7

[Vacant], U.S. Coast Guard

Department of Transportation —

Branden Villalona, MARAD

Environmental Protection Agency —

Ken Westlake, Region 5

UMRBA Board Upcoming Meetings

Documents

UMRBA August 2020 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA May 2020 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA February 2020 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA October 2019 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA August 2019 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA May 2019 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA February 2019 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA October 2018 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA August 2018 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA May 2018 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA February 2018 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
UMRBA November 2017 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA August 2017 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA May 2017 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA February 2017 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA November 2017 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA and the UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2016 Joint Meeting
UMRBA August 2016 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA May 2016 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA February 2016 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA November 2015 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA August 2015 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA May 2015 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA February 2015 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA November 2014 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA August 2014 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA May 2014 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA February 2014 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA November 2013 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA August 2013 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA June 2013 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA 2013-2017 Strategic Plan
UMRBA February 2013 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA November 2012 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA August 2012 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA June 2012 UMRBA Board Conference Call Minutes
UMRBA Operating Policies
UMRBA Articles of Association
UMRBA Transition Letter 2017
UMRBA 2017 Work Priorities
UMRBA Bylaws