Executive Board

The Northern Lights Council Executive Board is elected annually by the Council members at large and Chartered Organization Representatives. The Executive Board is the governing body of the council territory, empowered by the council body to act in its stead. It takes action to achieve the purposes of the local council. It establishes the council program, carries out resolutions, establishes and enforces policy and hires a Scout Executive, all according to guidelines of the Council Body.

Among its responsibilities are:

  • Exercises all powers of the council body between meetings of the council. This does not include authority to change or amend the articles of incorporation.
  • Approves the program and plans of various committees.
  • Selects and employs a council Scout Executive when a vacancy occurs.
  • Approves and administers a budget adequate to achieve the objectives of Scouting.
  • Coordinates and supports the work of districts in various phases of Council Program and works to build strong district organizations.
  • Raises the dollars necessary to carry out a full Scouting Program in the Council.

2019 Executive Committee

Council President Tim Sayler
Council Commissioner Mike Briggs
Treasurer David Bergstrom
Vice-President Finance Steven Rufer
Vice-President Administration  
Vice-President District Operations Adj Gen Al Dohrmann
Vice-President Endowment Tim Tello
Vice-President Membership Mark Zimmerman
Vice-President Program Steve Shark
Vice-President Marketing Shawn Johnston
Immediate Past President David Sprynczynatyk
Member-at-Large Brad Ballweber
Member-at-Large Doug Restemayer
Member-at-Large Al Erickson
Legal Council John Boulger
Scout Executive/Secretary (non-voting member) Richard McCartney

2020 Meetings

All meetings start at 8:00 am (central). Board members may attend:

  • In person at the Wanzek Center for Scouting in Fargo or Capital Credit Union Scout Center in Bismarck
  • Remotely by using Go to Meeting video conferencing or by telephone call

Executive Board Meetings

  • Friday, January 17, 2020
  • March 20, 2020 (Annual Business Meeting)
  • Friday, May 15, 2020
  • Friday, August 21, 2020
  • Friday, October 16, 2020
  • Friday, December 18, 2020

Executive Committee Meetings

  • Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Friday, April 17, 2020
  • Friday, June 19, 2020
  • Friday, September 18, 2020
  • Friday, November 20, 2020

2019 Executive Board Members

Joel Arnason, Grand Forks Jon Jensen, Bismarck Ed Schafer, Fargo
Brad Ballweber, Bismarck Shawn Johnston, Fargo Ron Schneider, Moorhead
David Bergstrom, Fargo * Levent Kilic, Dickinson Steve Shark, Devils Lake
John Boulger, Fargo Julie Lawyer, Bismarck Todd Simison, Detroit Lakes
Jim Blotsky, Fargo Mark Malmberg, Oakes Steve Smith, Fargo
Michael Briggs, Bismarck Larry Maslowski, Bismarck David Sprynczynatyk, Bismarck
Cameron Carlson, Thief River Falls Barry Medd, Grand Forks Wayne Stenehjem, Bismarck
Rex Carlson, Thief River Falls * Todd Medd, Fargo Craig Strehlow, Fargo
Norm Clark, Mandan Lisa Meier, Bismarck Tim Tello, Bismarck
Tim Cox, Bismarck Dr. Thomas Mitzel, Dickinson Jon Wanzek, Fargo
Adj Gen Al Dohrmann, Bismarck * Mark Nelson, Grand Forks Barry Wilfahrt, Grand Forks
Al Erickson, Fargo Richard Olson, Minot Dave Zaverol, Grand Forks
Richard Espeland, Bismarck * Adrian Panther, Alexandria Mark Zimmerman, Bismarck
Steve Gander, East Grand Forks Kent Reierson, Williston  
Dann Greenwood, Dickinson Doug Restemayer, Fargo  
** Camden Larson, Grand Forks Stephen Rufer, Fergus Falls  
Kathryn Hinds, Fargo Dale Sandstrom, Bismarck  
* Kelvin Hullet, Bismarck Tim Sayler, Fargo  


* District Chairman and ** Order of the Arrow Lodge Chief (youth) are members of the Executive Board per person

2019 Advisory Board Members

Frank Anderson, Fargo Trent Gerads, Moorhead Mark Nisbet, Fargo
Ryan Barth, Bismarck Pete Haddeland, Mahnomen Dave Ouradnik, Sun Lakes, AZ
Dr. Lance Bergstrom, Fargo Robert Hanna, Moorhead Dave Oehlke, Devils Lake
Dan Butler, Fargo Tom Hall, Moorhead Dan Olson, Bemidji
David Butler, Fargo Michael Haugen, Fargo Robert Wefald, Bismarck
Michael Brown, Grand Forks Loren Laugtug, Fergus Falls Kevin Wolf, Fargo
Dennis Elbert, Grand Forks Dr. Bruce Money, Fergus Falls Drew Wrigley, Bismarck
David Fihn, Detroit Lakes Deb Nelson, Dickinson  

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