Board of Supervisors

Supervisors are elected by nomination districts on the general election ballot. However, they do not participate in the primaries. Nomination districts reflect the natural resource diversity of Pennington County, not the distribution of population. Interested individuals living within nomination districts can file with the Pennington County Auditor May 17th - May 31st of the election year.


ADawn Nelson

17309 160th Ave NW

Thief River Falls, MN  56701

District 1, Term: 2021-2024

Linda Hanson

35400 St Hwy 1 NE

Goodridge, MN  56725

District 4, Term: 2021-2024

Ricky Peterson

16642 St Hwy 1

Thief River Falls, MN  56701

District 2, Term: 2019-2022

Kevin Wilde

27290 Center St E

Thief River Falls, MN  56701

District 3, Appointed 2021-2022

Greg Hilgeman

32470 140th St SE

Oklee, MN  56742

District 5, Term: 2021-2024

SWCD Staff

New Picture Forthcoming


District Manager:  Peter Nelson

Specialties:  Shoreland & Floodplain, Septic Systems, Water Plan, Cost-Share

District Coordinator:  Barb Molskness

Specialties:  Financial Activities, Education Programs, Office Administration

District Technician:  Larissa Fitzgerald

Specialties:  Tree Program, WCA, Rim

Water Resource Specialist:  Bryanna Grefthen

Specialties:  Feedlot, Aquatic Invasive Species, Cooperative Weed Management, Water Quality Monitoring

​Resource Technician: Erika Olson

Specialties:  Buffers, MAWQCP, Ditch Inventory, Surveying & Planning

Outreach Coordinator:  Donna Christianson

Specialties:  Outreach Events, Youth and Adult Education Programs, Office Administration

NRCS Staff


District Conservationist:  Nico Bennett

Specialties: EQIP, CSP, CRP, HEL, Wetland Delineation