Vermillion River Watershed Planning Commission


4:00 p.m.
The 2nd Wednesday of each month
Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center in Farmington


A current list of Commission members can be found here.  

Members must reside within the Vermillion River Watershed which, in Scott County, includes the City of Elko New Market and New Market Township. If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Vermillion River Watershed Planning Commission, complete the application form (PDF) or contact Cara at or at 952-496-8169.


The Vermillion River Watershed manages water resources in a 335-square-mile area that includes all or part of 20 cities and townships, including Elko New Market and New Market Township in Scott County. It is governed by a Joint Powers Board that consists of two Dakota County and one Scott County Commissioner. The Watershed Planning Commission is a formal citizen advisory group that advises the Joint Powers Board regarding its duties, which include: guiding implementation of the watershed management plan, developing an annual work plan/budget, and recommending action regarding disputes that occur pursuant to the Joint Powers Agreement. 

Further Information

For information about the Vermillion River Watershed Planning Commission, please contact Dee McDaniels at 952-891-7024 or