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The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District is governed by a Board of Directors composed of one member appointed by the City Councils of the 14 municipalities that border Lake Minnetonka. Terms on the LMCD Board run from February 1st through January 31st of the following year.  The LMCD state enabling legislation calls for Board members to be appointed for three-year terms subject to recall by the cities.  There is no applicable term limits for Board members.

Because the application of the LMCD ordinances are inherently unique and it takes some period of time for new Board members to come up to speed, it is undesirable to have all Board member’s terms expire at the same time, possibly ending up with a completely new Board.  The LMCD has worked with the 14 cities to stagger the Board member’s terms.