2020 Executive Committee Election
Bruce Klein, LaMoure County Director
Mark Cook, Renville County Director
Nancy Marquart, Nelson County Director
CARRINGTON, ND (January 17, 2020) - The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) held elections for the Executive Committee at their quarterly board meeting on January 10. Nancy Marquart, Nelson County, was re-elected to the Executive Committee and Bruce Klein, LaMoure County, and Mark Cook, Renville County were each elected to a two-year term.
Nancy Marquart was elected as the Nelson County representative of the Garrison Diversion board in 2016 and serves as chair of the Public Relations Committee. Nancy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Communications from Concordia – St. Paul. Nancy is dedicated to public service, also serving as a Nelson County Commissioner, a member of the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center Board and the Nelson County Park Board. Nancy resides in Lakota.
Mark Cook was appointed to the Garrison Diversion board in 2012 to represent Renville County. Mark is a long-time water advocate as he has served on the Renville County Water Resource District since 1994. Mark and his wife, Kathy, own the Pizza Hub restaurant in Kenmare and assist their son, a 4th generation farmer, on the farm. Mark and Kathy live 22 miles northeast of Kenmare.
Elected to the board in 2016, Bruce Klein is the newest member on the board of directors. He represents LaMoure County. He has also served as a LaMoure County Commissioner for over 15 years. Bruce grew up in rural LaMoure and received a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University. He is a full-time farmer, working the family farm with his brother. Bruce and his wife, Crystal, reside in LaMoure.
“We are grateful to have dedicated Executive Committee members working for the benefit of Garrison Diversion,” says Ken Royse, board chairman. “We are thankful for the commitment from the seasoned members, and also for the fresh perspective brought to the committee from the newcomers, Mark and Bruce.”
The Executive Committee monitors the financials, federal matters and overall operations of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District. The committee consists of ten members, each serving a two-year term, and is headed by the chairman of the board, Ken Royse, from Burleigh County.
The Garrison Diversion Board of Directors has 28 members, each of whom represents a member county. The board works to fulfill Garrison Diversion’s mission to provide a reliable, high quality and affordable water supply to benefit the people of North Dakota.