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MRWA Staff
Minnesota Rural Water Association is staffed with 17 full-time personnel. Our staff members are:

Lori Blair, Executive Director
Jodi Schroeder, Chief Financial Officer
Deya Jacobson, Finance Assistant
Carrie Clauson, Administrative Assistant
Kelsey Schumm, Administrative Assistant
Bob Klug, Training Specialist
Kurt Haakinson, Circuit Rider (north central Minnesota)
Jeff Dale, Circuit Rider (southern Minnesota)
Ben Oseien, Circuit Rider (northern Minnesota)
Frank Stuemke, Pond Optimization Specialist
Lance Loverink, Wastewater Technician & Trainer (southern Minnesota)
Joe Janson, Wastewater Technician & Trainer (northern Minnesota)
Aaron Meyer, Source Water Specialist
Mike Strodtman, Source Water Specialist
Robyn Hoerr, Source Water Specialist
Scott Hanson, Source Water Specialist
Katie Breth, Source Water Specialist
Kyle Kedrowski, NM Technical Advisor
Jennifer Koenig, NTNC Technical Advisor 
Paul Hoeschen, Energy Efficiency Technical Advisor

MRWA's Objective is to provide excellence in training and technical assistance to small municipal and non-municipal systems, rural water districts, and wastewater districts with populations less than 10,000.

What We Do: MRWA employs full-time technicians and specialists who act as 'circuit riders' visiting water and wastewater systems in Minnesota. We assist communities and systems in complying with complex regulations to protect public health and the environment by providing on-site technical assistance and specialized training. We provide assistance in areas of state and federal regulations, fiscal management, system operation and maintenance, system development, groundwater wellhead protection, source water protection, leak detection, line locating, sewer televising, smoke testing, water audits, rate studies, security vulnerability assessments and emergency response plans, and so much more! We provide unique, hands-on and classroom style training for certified water and wastewater operations specialists. MRWA hosts the largest water and wastewaster Technical Conference and Exposition in Minnesota.

Who We Are

• MRWA Board of Directors • Wastewater Program Fee Based Services
MRWA Staff • Training Program • Financing Programs
• Water Program • Source Water Protection Program • Request Assistance

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MRWA visits approximately 300 systems monthly and hosts approximately 60 accredited training sessions geographically across the state of Minnesota. More than 2,900 water and wastewater operations specialists and governing personnel attend our training sessions annually.

The professional staff at MRWA is skilled in all areas of water and wastewater operations and management. Decisions made today will determine your system's future!



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