The Administration Group handles duties including oversight of all MWCD functions, compliance to missions, budget, human resources, safety, public relations, education and technology.
The public information support arm of the Conservancy District's operations spends most of its time utilizing public education opportunities to promote the mission of the MWCD and marketing the recreational opportunities at the facilities of the Conservancy District.
The public information effort for the MWCD utilizes and manages several forms of media to portray the message and image of the Conservancy District. These include the following:
- Lake Views - A quarterly newsletter published by the MWCD and distributed free to more than 11,000 mailing addresses.
- Internet presence.
- Press releases - Official information from the Conservancy District is provided to media in the watershed and beyond.
- Promotional activities - The MWCD participates in numerous activities each year, some of which it sponsors, to promote the lakes, facilities and/or mission of the MWCD.
Other activities also are conducted through the public information office for direct marketing and advertising about the recreational programs at the lakes and parks.
With a staff of around 80 full-time employees that swells to about 400 total workers during the summer months, the work to service the needs of both staff and the MWCD organization is the focus of the human resources office.
Besides routine reviews of the Conservancy District's benefit package, health plan and communications efforts for its employees, the human resources support office also studies all aspects of the employment experience, for the staff member and the organization.
Safety is a priority for the staff of the MWCD. Upgrades in staff work practices and conditions of the Conservancy District's facilities to promote safety for employees and guests is ongoing.
Various programs have been instituted, including a work team that focuses on safety in the workplace, routine safety meetings at regular work locationsand special programs designed to promote safe work practices.
The Finance Group is responsible for the overall financial function of the conservancy district, including presentation of budgets, payroll processing, payment of bills and invoicing. Members of the Finance Group perform internal audits of district activities and programs to assure compliance with legal requirements, and operational and personnel policies. The Finance Group staff also is responsible for working with and assuring the biannual audit required by law is performed.
Information Systems / Information Technology
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff members prepare and manage the information on more than 700,000 parcels of property in the conservancy district region that are subject to an assessment that funds the projects included in the Amendment to the Official Plan. They also work with property owners who have questions about how the rules have been applied to individual properties for assessment calculation and develop updated details and changes to property owners and county offices for processing.