The MRVAC board elected a new slate of officers and directors for the 2020-2021 year at its May 21 video meeting.

The board reelected Matthew Schaut, president; Steve Weston, vice president; Rob Daves, secretary; and Walt Stull, treasurer. They join a slate of directors that include Rita Baden, Robin Kutz, Lee Ann Landstrom, Doug Mayo, Ken Oulman, Monica Rauchwarter and Bob Williams. Doug Mayo joins the board in the seat of retiring board member Greg Burnes, whom the board thanked for his terrific service on the board and as membership chair.

In addition to new officers and a new board, the board reorganized MRVAC’s committees. The communication committee was abolished, as volunteers already were taking care of its individual tasks, including the website (Rob Daves, webmaster) and Trumpeter newsletter (Josh Sweet, editor). It combined the environmental action and conservation committees, creating an education and action committee chaired by Board Member Lee Ann Landstrom.

Board Member Bob Williams will work with the fundraising committee, helping with the auction, Bird-a-thon, and administering the GiveMN web page. Vice President Steve Weston will continue to chair the program committee and coordinate MRVAC activities with the Minnesota National Wildlife Refuge. On Greg Burnes’ retirement the membership committee chair is open. Robin Kutz continues to chair the social committee.

The complete list of directors, officers, committee chairs and other volunteer leaders is here.