It is with great sorrow that we acknowledge the passing of Roger Lake on November 29th. Roger was regarded by many as the face of the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District. Roger was a constant presence for the District since his appointment to the Board of Managers in 1978. Roger was also our long time Board President.
Roger not only served on the District Board, but was instrumental in organizing the Metro Association of Watershed Districts and served as its chair for several years. Roger also served on the Minnesota Association of Watershed District’s Board and the Metro GIS Policy Board.
Roger was very skilled at running an effective Board meeting and insuring that all Board members participated and had the opportunity to contribute to discussions and decisions. Roger’s friendly, casual demeanor made for a comfortable and productive meeting environment. Roger was instrumental in guiding the District’s evolution as we matured as an organization and unit of government.
Roger will be greatly missed by the District Board, staff, watersheds throughout Minnesota and our local governments and state agencies.