Our Mission:
To provide a reliable, high quality
and affordable water supply to
benefit the people of North Dakota.

Management & Staff

Garrison Diversion Conservancy District Sites and Staff


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Garrison Diversion employs a staff of 39 which consists of management positions, one professional engineer, support staff and multiple operations and maintenance (O&M) workers.  We have a diversified O&M staff including a master electrician, a mechanic, a painting and coating specialist, a safety coordinator, several heavy equipment operators and other various specialties.

Carrington Staff
Includes management staff for Garrison Diversion Conservancy District headquarters.
Duane DeKrey, General Manager
Kip Kovar, District Engineer/ Deputy Program Manager RRVWSP for Engineering
Merri Mooridian, Administrative Officer/Deputy Program Manager RRVWSP for Administration
Lisa Schafer, Executive Assistant
Kimberly Cook, Communications Director
Stacey Gussiaas, Administrative Assistant
Marlene Smith, Chief Accountant
Renae Duchscherer, O&M Accountant
Cindy Hewitt, Accounting Specialist
Julee Erdmann, Part-time Secretary
Judy Allmaras, Safety Risk Coordinator
John Odstrcil, Maintenance Engineer
Dale Esser, Irrigation Specialist
Ryan Anderson, Engineer

Garrison Diversion Conservancy District Headquarters
P.O. Box 140
Carrington, ND 58421
701-652-3194
800-532-0074
701-652-3195 (fax)

McClusky Staff
Darren Murray, O&M Superintendent                              
Jerry Kellar, O&M Superintendent
Thomas Wagner, O&M Specialist III
John Schuh, O&M Specialist II
Curtis Nelson, O&M Specialist II
Timothy Silliman, O&M Specialist I
Scott Mehring, O&M Specialist III

Keith Dammen, Operator III
Susan Stein, Operator II
Duane Anstrom, Operator I
Don Berg, Seasonal, Operator I

Jason Hausauer, Maintenance II
Doug Kurle, Maintenance II
John Bennett, Maintenance I
Michelle Werner, Office Assistant II

Garrison Diversion Operation and Maintenance
210 Highway 200 NE
McClusky, ND 58463
701-363-2950
701-363-2274 (fax)

New Rockford Staff
Vernon Schafer, Operator II

Garrison Diversion Operation and Maintenance
205 3rd St. SE
New Rockford, ND 58356
701-947-2001
701-947-5160 (fax)

Oakes Staff
Charnell Haak, O&M Specialist I
Ernest Mathias, O&M Specialist I

Garrison Diversion Operation and Maintenance
PO Box 531
Oakes, ND 58474
701-742-2189
701-742-2700 (fax)