North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board

ARB Member Districts
ARB Member Districts

The Atmospheric Resource Board (ARB) is a quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative advisory and rule-making board under the supervision of the Water Commission. ARB is co-located with the Water Commission and functions as one of its divisions.

The ARB is comprised of seven members appointed by the Governor of North Dakota, each representing a geographic district. Members serve four-year terms and are selected from a list of three candidates submitted by districts with weather modification authorities. Ex-officio members from the Aeronautics Commission, the Environmental Division of the Department of Health, and the State Engineer also serve on the board. The Board sets policies and makes decisions regarding the operation of all NDARB activities.

District Members

  • I - Mr. Monte Hininger, Williston, ND
  • II - Mr. Henry "Hank" Bodmer, Kenmare, ND (Chair)
  • III - Rep. David Monson, Osnabrock, ND
  • IV - Mr. Paul Myrdal, Edinburg, ND (Secretary)
  • V - Mr. Casey Veil, Jamestown, ND
  • VI - Mr. Tom Tupa, Bismarck, ND
  • VII - Mr. Bobb Brewer, Bowman, ND (Vice Chair)

Ex Officio Members

  • Mr. Garland G. Erbele, P.E., State Engineer
    ND State Water Commission
     
  • Mr. Kyle Wanner, Director
    ND Aeronautics Commission
  • Mr. Rob White, Environmental Scientist
    Environmental Health Section,
    ND Department of Health

Meetings & Minutes

ND Public Meetings database
ND Public Meeting Notices
The ND Public Meeting Notices web application is utilized for posting the ARB meeting schedule. Click the icon to the left to access it. Once in the meeting system, under the dialog box Public Entity, click on "Atmospheric Resource Board, ND". You can get all meeting notices via email if you click the link "Subscribe to Email Notifications" and complete the subsequent form.

Searchable approved meeting minutes can be accessed here.

ND County Weather Modification Authorities

The creation and operation of a county weather modification authority is authorized under North Dakota Century Code chapter 61-04.1. The county commission appoints members who serve on the weather modification authority for that county. The following are authority members for active weather modification authorities in North Dakota.

District 1

Bowman County
  • Wayne Mrnak, Bowman, ND (Chair)
  • Wes Andrews, Bowman, ND
  • Bobb Brewer, Bowman, ND
  • Dean Pearson, Bowman, ND (Treasurer)
  • Wade Schaaf, Bowman, ND
Severe Weather Management Association
 Slope County Townships of Conner, Hume, Carroll, Cash, Sheets, Mineral Springs, and Cedar Creek
  • Robb Narum, Bowman, ND (Chair)
  • Ryan Brooks, Bowman, ND
  • Dan Powell, Bowman, ND
  • Wayne Wegner, Bowman, ND

District 2

Burke County
  • John Moen, Powers Lake, ND (Chair)
  • David Black, Bowbells, ND
  • Terry Nelson, Columbus, ND
McKenzie County
  • Eldean Flynn, Cartwright, ND (Chair)
        (Sandra Flynn, Treasurer)
  • Rodney Cross, Alexander, ND
  • Roger Flatland, Watford City, ND
  • Gary Levang, Keene, ND
  • Luke Taylor, Watford City, ND
Mountrail County
  • Aaron Skarsgard, Stanley, ND (Chair)
  • Jim Goettle, Donnybrook, ND
  • Tim Johnson, Stanley, ND
  • Mark Nesheim, Palermo, ND
  • vacant
Ward County
  • Henry "Hank" Bodmer, Kenmare, ND (Chair)
  • Jerome Behm, Burlington, ND
  • Roger Neshem, Berthold, ND
  • Gail Yuly, Minot, ND (Treasurer)
  • vacant
Williams County
  • Jeff Knox, Ray, ND (Chair)
  • John Hovde, Epping, ND
  • Keith Overland, Williston, ND
  • Corey Paryzek, Williston, ND
  • Paul Weyrauch, Ray, ND