Planning Committees

The Deer Creek Watershed Management Plan was accepted by Missouri Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2011.

There are three committees that have met annually to contribute to the development of the watershed management plan and to discuss its potential updates in addition to providing project implementation input. Those three committees are:

  1. A Steering Committee allowing watershed residents to have direct input in the plan
  2. A Community Leaders Task Force made up of all entities with jurisdictional authority in the watershed
  3. A Technical Advisory Group made up of engineers, landscape architects, horticulturalists, ecologists, and other technical experts

Deer Creek Watershed Steering Committee

The Deer Creek Watershed Steering Committee directly represents citizens living in the watershed. This committee keeps watershed citizens updated through quarterly email newsletters and workshops and invites citizens to participate in meetings as well as public engagement projects.

Members of the Deer Creek Watershed Steering Committee:

Committee members meeting
Name
Mr. Rick Holton (Committee Chair)
Ms. Sally Cohn
Ms. Marguerite Garrick
Mr. Charles Hiemenz
Ms. Susan Lammert
Dr. Mabel Purkerson

Deer Creek Watershed Community Leaders Task Force

The Deer Creek Watershed intersects with all or part of 21 municipalities in St. Louis County. In addition, other entities with jurisdictional or planning authority in the watershed include Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, St. Louis County Government, Great Rivers Greenway District, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The Deer Creek Community Leaders Task Force represents these entities with jurisdictional or planning authority.

Download Deer Creek Watershed Community Leaders meeting presentation [5.38 MB pdf].

Members of the Deer Creek Watershed Community Leaders Task Force:

Name Affiliation Title
Bola Akande City of Brentwood City Administrator
Daniel Gummersheimer City of Brentwood Director of Public Works
Eric Gruenenfelder City of Brentwood Recreation Director
John Wulf City of Clayton Public Works Assistant Director
Jim Heines City of Creve Coeur Director of Public Works
Matt Wohlberg City of Creve Coeur City Engineer
Tina James City of Des Peres Horticulturalist
Jeff Wappelhorst City of Frontenac Public Works Director
Peter von Gontard City of Huntleigh City Attorney
Pete Laufersweiler City of Kirkwood Horticulturalist/Arborist
Anne Lamitola City of Ladue Director of Public Works
Peter Merten City of Ladue Stormwater Engineering Manager
Honorable Nancy Spewak City of Ladue Mayor
Anthony Traxler City of Maplewood Asst. City Manager / Public Works Director
Bruce McGregor City of Olivette Director of Public Works
Jonathan Roper City of Olivette Planning/GIS Coordinator
Tim Brunsman City of Richmond Heights Project Manager/City Forester
Amy Hamilton City of Richmond Heights City Manager
Bob Shelton City of Town and Country City Administrator
Sinan Alpaslan City of University City Director of Public Works and Parks
Todd Rehg City of Webster Groves Public Works Director
Yvonne Steingruby City of Webster Groves Parks Superintendent
Honorable Gerry Welch City of Webster Groves Mayor
MaryGrace Lewandowski East-West Gateway Council of Governments Director, Environment & Community Planning
Mary Morgan Garden Club of STL Member
Tom Schweiss Great Rivers Greenway Conservation Program Manager
Rebecca Losli Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Project Manager
Danny Moncheski Missouri Department of Conservation Community Forester
Amanda Wolfgeher Missouri Department of Natural Resources Environmental Specialist/Project Manager
John Johnson Missouri Department of Natural Resources Environmental Specialist, NPS Unit, WPP
Tracy Haag Missouri Department of Natural Resources St. Louis Region Watershed Coordinator
Trish Reilly Missouri Department of Natural Resources Section 319 Nonpoint Source Unit Director
John Shrewsbury St. Louis County DOT South Area Engineer
Fred Berger Village of Westwood Chairman of Trustees

Deer Creek Watershed Technical Advisory Group

The Technical Advisory Group includes representatives from government agencies, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations with technical expertise to offer. 

Members of the Deer Creek Watershed Technical Advisory Group:

Name Affiliation Title
Mark Birchler CDG Engineer Principal Engineer
Susan Lammert Deer Creek Watershed Alliance Steering Committee Member
Edward Dermody Dermody & Associates Principal
Becky McMahon DJM Ecological Services Project Ecologist
Carol Lawrence East West Gateway Council of Govts Environmental Services Manager
Len Madalon EDM Engineering Director of Stormwater Services
Michelina Hansel Farnsworth Group Stormwater Engineer
Meredith Perkins Forest Releaf Executive Director
Tom Schweiss Great Rivers Greenway Conservation Program Manager
Gene Rovak Horner-Shifrin Senior Consultant
Elise Ibendahl Jacobs Engineering Flood Modeling and Planning
Roland Biehl Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Environmental Specialist
Jeffrey Riepe Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Principal Engineer
Mark Grueber Missouri Department of Conservation Arborist
Chris Riggert Missouri Department of Conservation Stream Team Program Coordinator
Josh Ward Missouri Department of Conservation Community Conservation Planner
John Johnson Missouri Department of Natural Resources Environmental Specialist, NPS Unit
Trish Reilly Missouri Department of Natural Resources Environmental Program Supervisor
Bill Ruppert National Nursery Products Principal/Manager
Bonnie Harper Open Space Council St. Louis Region Executive Director
Tom Prost Poehlman & Prost Senior Civil Engineer
Paul Reitz Reitz & Jens, Inc. President
Besa Schweitzer River des Peres Watershed Coalition Board Member
Danelle Haake River des Peres Watershed Coalition Board Member
Carrie Coyne St Louis Community College - Meramec Horticulture Program Facilitator
Elizabeth Hasenmueller St. Louis University Assistant Professor
Steven Polk Stormwater STL LLC Founder and Managing Principal
Sally Cohn The 2 Sallys Retired
Rebecca Weaver The Nature Conservancy Cities Program Manager
Samantha Hollenberg U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Project Manager
Amy Beussink U.S. Geological Survey Missouri Water Science Center Director
Paul Rydlund U.S. Geological Survey Missouri Water Science Center Supervisory Hydrologist
Victoria Hatfield Wallflower Design Horticulturalist/Owner
Gary Moore Washington University in St. Louis Senior Lecturer and Civil Engineering Program Director
Carolyn Cosgrove Payne Washington University in St. Louis Community Engagement Coordinator

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