Timothy D. Schroeder

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES

 

Professional Service

I am the chair of the North Dakota Professional Certification Board that certifies park, leisure and recreation personnel.  I also chair the Conference Site Selection Committee for the North Dakota Recreation and Park Association and was on the conference planning committee for the 2008 state conference.

Community Service

Following the 1997 Red River flood, I was involved in flood recovery activities in the community.   I was a member of the Corps of Engineers' planning task force for the Greenway, and a member of the Greenway Alliance, a group involved in planning the development of the 2,200 acre greenway.   I also served on the Citizen Advisory Committee for the Rec River State Recreation Area  being developed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  A related project that I have been involved in is the Red Lake River Corridor Project, a cooperative regional effort at improving recreational access to the Red Lake River in northwest Minnesota.  I was also an active member of the Community Advisory Response Team (CART) in East Grand Forks, that provided planning input into community redevelopment and served on the steering committee for the Grand Forks Youth "Marshall Plan".

I am a member of the Red River Resource Conservation & Development Council, a USDA sponsored organization that provides leadership, technical assistance, and financial assistance to create new opportunities in agriculture, employment, conservation, and development in a 4 county area in rural northeast North Dakota.  The RC&D is active in regional rural tourism development and manages the Red River Basin Riparian Project, a federal EPA funded project that improves water quality along the Red River and its tributaries.

I am an officer of the East Grand Forks Soccer Club which started a high school soccer program in East Grand Forks, for both boys and girls.  In 2002 the school district took over the high school soccer program, and the soccer club continues to sponsor recreational soccer for youth.  I was also a participant in the Blandin Foundation's Community Leadership Development Program with a cohort of other citizens from East Grand Forks and attended Blandin's Academy for Advancing Community with individuals from throughout rural Minnesota.

Last revised 10/22/08