Office of the Commissioner
The DNR Commissioner is the administrative and executive head of the department. The commissioner has authority over public lands and waters, state parks and forests, timber, mineral resources, recreational trails, and wildlife of the state, and their use, sale, leasing, or other disposition. The powers and duties of the commissioner are detailed in Minnesota Statutes 84.027.
Tom Landwehr, Commissioner
Governor Dayton appointed Tom Landwehr as Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources
- Commissioner's Office Organizational Chart
- Contact the commissioner's office: firstname.lastname@example.org
- News release from the Office of Governor Mark Dayton appointing commissioner Landwehr
- Why the DNR, as a matter of policy, won’t give added protection to collared bears
Jason H. Peterson, Senior Landscape Architect
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II (Public Entity) Coordinator
Title II of the ADA provides that, “No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any public entity.” (Title 28 CFR, Part 35, Subpart B, Section 35.130)
The ADA Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the DNR to comply with Title II and investigating any complaints that the entity has violated Title II.
Femina Ajayi-Hackworth, Affirmative Action Officer
Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Coordinator (Title I) Employment
Equal Opportunity to participate and benefit from programs of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is available to all individuals regardless of regard of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or membership in a local human rights commission.
The Affirmative Action Officer is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing the department’s Affirmative Action Program.
Bob Meier, Policy & Government Relations Director
This position directs and coordinates the department's legislative activities, monitors implementation of new legislation, monitors congressional and federal agency activities which impact the department.
This position also oversees the regional offices in Northwestern Minnesota, Northeastern Minnesota, Central Minnesota, and Southern Minnesota.