Cliff Aichinger named “Watershed Employee of the Year”

The Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts (MAWD) has recognized Cliff Aichinger, Administrator of the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, for his leadership by naming him the 2013 “Watershed Employee of the Year” at its annual conference December 6.

In presenting the award, John Jaschke, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, praised Aichinger’s ability to direct award-winning multi-million dollar projects, effectively develop District goals, policies and budgets, aggressively pursue cooperative ventures, and provide leadership on local and statewide committees. “He has created a positive working climate for District personnel and demonstrates by personal example high standards of conduct and work performance,” Jaschke said, adding that “Cliff is someone whose excellence is visible from afar, but becomes even more apparent when experienced first-hand.”

Aichinger recognized the important role of the other Watershed District staff and Board of Managers in making him “look good.”

“I have been privileged to work in a supportive work environment where innovation, creativity and leadership is encouraged and fostered,” Aichinger said. “I consider this award to be recognition of the District’s successful watershed management activities and projects.”


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