Board Information




This year, the Nicollet Soil & Water Conservation District has  three Supervisor positions up for election. SWCD candidates appear on the ballot for the general election which will take place November 8, 2016. Candidates are elected county wide, but must reside in one of the nomination districts up for election. The nominating districts and candidates running for election this year include:

Bruce Hulke - Courtland, Granby

Robbie Gieseke - Bernadette, Brighton, New Sweden

Tim Braun - Belgrade, Oshawa, Nicollet

SWCDs are special purpose units of government that manage and direct natural resource management programs at the local level. Districts work in both urban and rural settings to carry out a program for the conservation, use, and development of soil, water, and related resources. SWCD Supervisors serve four year terms and meet monthly, discussing the business of the SWCD, distributing state grant allocations to landowners, setting conservation priorities and coordinating conservation efforts with other local units of government and state agencies. SWCD Supervisors are not paid a salary; however, they do receive compensation for attending meetings and are reimbursed for expenses.

Remember to vote in this years November 8th Election!


Soil and Water Conservation Districts are governed by a 5 member board that are elected by county residents for a 4 year term. 

Nicollet SWCD Board of Supervisors
L to R:

Back Row: Bruce Hulke, Robby Gieseke, Front Row: Eldon Brown, John Kral
Not Pictured: Pat Pehrson
Each board member represents a district within the county (See Map Below)


Robby Gieseke - Vice-Chairman

47947 370th St., Nicollet, MN 56074
(507) 246-5454
Term Expires: 2016
District 4-Bernadotte, Brighton, New Sweden Townships
Committees:  Legislative, Budget

Pat Pehrson - Treasurer

39199 391st Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082
(507) 340-4074
Term Expires: 2018

District 2-Lake Prairie, Traverse Townships & City of St. Peter
Committees: Legislative, EQIP, Water Task Force

Bruce Hulke - Chairman

51589 County Road 21, Courtland, MN 56021
(507) 359-2788
Term Expires: 2016
District 3-Courtland & Granby Townships

Committees: South Central JPA, Personnel

John Kral - Secretary

64325 County Road 21, New Ulm, MN 56073
(507) 354-6592
Term Expires: 2018
District 5 - Lafayette, Ridgely, West Newton Townships
Committees: Water Task Force, Personnel, RIM

Eldon Brown - Member

38603 460th St. St. Peter, MN 56082
(507) 934-1523

Term Expires: 2016

District 1-Belgrade, Nicollet, Oshawa Townships

Committees: South Central JPB, RIM, EQIP


If you are interested in filing for a supervisor position click here for more info.

Nicollet SWCD | 424 South Minnesota Ave. | St. Peter, MN 56082 | 507-931-2550 |