Minnesota DNR appoints Albrecht as new Northwest Regional Director
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday it had appointed Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht as its Northwest Regional Director.
According to a press release from the DNR, Albrecht has been a planner for the agency's northwest region for nearly three years, and is scheduled to begin her new position on Sept. 7. In doing so, she replaces former regional director Greg Nelson, who retired Aug. 2 after serving more than 34 years with the DNR.
Before working as a planner with the agency, the DNR said Albrecht served as a community planner and economic development director for Bemidji, a development specialist for the Headwaters Regional Development Commission and as a planner and economic specialist for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.