In 2019, Lynch’s positive leadership and vision helped to achieve a measurable impact and noteworthy projects in the District such as completing the final work on a FEMA flood project, initiating work towards the District’s first large upstream storage project, advancing new ideas on carp management, and working towards a new, ambitious 10-year plan for the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District (PLSLWD).
Lynch consistently strives for excellence and creates a climate of continuous improvement in the District, while also being a leader among watershed district professionals across the state and providing inspiration and support to her staff, which is why she was nominated for the award by PLSLWD Board and staff.
“Diane has shown ongoing initiative, leadership and dedication to improving and protecting the water resources of not only the PLSLWD but the rest of Minnesota and truly exemplifies the core values and key characteristics of Watershed Administrator of the Year,” said Maggie Karschnia, Water Resources Project Manager.
PLSLWD Board Chair Mike Myser added, “Diane’s perseverance, work ethic and commitment to building partnerships in the community are highly admirable and we believe she is very deserving of this honor.”
Capitol Region Watershed District Administrator Mark Doneux presented the award.