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  • Term expires July 2025
  • Appointed by Hennepin County
  • Resident of Eden Prairie

David Ziegler


How long have you lived in the watershed district?

I moved to the RPBCWD in 1980.

Why were you interested in becoming a manager? 

I was interested in becoming a watershed Manager because, after volunteering on the Citizens Advisory Committee, I could see I could have a greater impact on important decisions if I were on the Board of Managers. 

What is your background?

I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Minnesota. I have about 40 years of Engineering Design, Project Management, and Business Management experience. 

What is your favorite outdoor spot in the District?

I appreciate all of the lakes, creeks, and bike paths in RPBCWD, but I do not have one favorite spot in the watershed district. My favorite lake is Lake Superior. I like the clear cold water and sandy beaches around the Apostle Islands.  

What is your favorite outdoor activity? 

My favorite outdoor activity is whitewater kayaking. Flat water kayaking is a close second.