Board Information




Bruce Hulke - Courtland, Granby

Don Hermanson - Bernadette, Brighton, New Sweden

Tim Braun - Belgrade, Oshawa, Nicollet

John Kral - Layfayette, West Newton, Ridgley

Eric Annexstad - Lake Prairie, Traverse, City of St. Peter


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.


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

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2021-2022 Nicollet SWCD Board of Supervisors 
L to R:

 Eric Annexstad, Tim Braun, John Kral, Bruce Hulke, Don Hermanson

Each board member represents a district within the county (See Map Below)

Don Hermanson - Treasurer                                                   

44893 Cty Rd 15, Nicollet, MN 56074                 
(507) 327-5790      
Term Expires: 2024
District 4-Bernadotte, Brighton, New Sweden                                          


Eric Annexstad - Vice Chair 

42098 380th St., St. Peter, MN 56082 

(507) 381-6820

Term Expires: 2022
District 2-Lake Prairie, Traverse Townships & 

City of St. Peter 
Committees: Legislative, EQIP, 1W1P

Bruce Hulke - Chair 

51589 County Road 21, Courtland, MN 56021
(507) 359-2788
Term Expires: 2024
District 3-Courtland & Granby Townships 
Committees: South Central TSA, Personnel


John Kral - Member

64325 County Road 21, New Ulm, MN 56073

(507) 354-6592

Term Expires: 2022

District 5 - Lafayette, Ridgely, West Newton Townships 

Committees: RIM 

Tim Braun - Secretary

50498 Hebron Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003

(507) 947-3332

Term Expires: 2024

District 1 - Belgrade, Nicollet, Oshawa Townships

Committees: Budget