Board Members

Board of Directors 

Gilbert Black, Grace City – Term 2022

Originally from McHenry, ND, graduate of Valley City State University and NDSU.  Lives and farms near Grace City, ND with his wife Jo Anne for the past 32 years.  Have one daughter Jessica & Pete Johnson, Kensal, ND; three sons, Gavin & Sandi Black, Sheyenne, ND, Travis & Katie Black, McHenry, ND, Ryan & Kirsten Black, Fargo, ND and seven grandchildren.

Retired from Superintendent of Midkota Public School.  Activities and pastimes include hunting, fishing, sporting events and being a grandparent.  Elected to the board of directors in 2013 representing Ward 1 and reelected in 2019.


David Hovendick, Warwick  – Term 2022

David went to grade school and high school in Minnesota and was a graduate of the Wadena Area Vocational Technical Institute with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology. David moved to the Devils Lake area in 1979 for a temporary 3 year stay. David “still” lives in the area with his wife Connie, north of Warwick. They have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. David has been a Professional Land Surveyor since 1994 and owns his own business, LSS Inc. in Devils Lake. David enjoys traveling, reading and spends some of his free time on the water or the ice. David is currently on the Lohnes Township Board, is a past president of the Prairie Wood Development Association, and has been on miscellaneous church boards.  David was newly elected to the Greater Ramsey Water District board in February, 2013 and reelected in 2019 representing Ward 1.


 Jay Klemetsrud, Devils Lake –  Term 2023

Graduate of Devils Lake High School and UND with a degree in industial managerment.  Master plumber for the last 30+ years and manager of Klemetsrud Plumbing & Heating for the same time.  Married to Jeanne Litzinger of Devils Lake and have three sons and a daughter, thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Belongs to numerous civic and fraternal organizations. Elected to the board of directors in 2008 representing Ward 2 and reelected in 2020.


Doug Mohr, Devils Lake – Past President -Term 2023

Has spent most of adult life in the Lake Region area.  Married to Cecilia and has one son, Patrick.  Prior work experience includes education and real estate.  Currently employed by Ramsey National Bank.  Hobbies include hunting and spending time at the lake.  Elected to the board of directors in 2008 and reelected in 2020 representing Ward 2.    


Les Windjue, Devils Lake - Term 2023

Les and his wife Karn live west of Devils Lake. They have 3 children and five grandchildren.  Les serves on numerous boards and is in his 7th term on the Greater Ramsey Water District board. He has served on the Ramsey County Water Resource Board, Community College Foundation Board, Ramsey County Farm Bureau, Peace Lutheran Church Council and currently serves on the Nodak Electric Cooperative board of directors. Les enjoys family time at the lake, an occasional ski trip and winter vacations somewhere warm and sunny. Windjue represents Ward 2.


Allen Johnson, Devils Lake – President - Term 2021

Allen is originally from Silverton, OR.  He graduated from Esmond in 1989 while helping a family friend on the farm.  After moving to Devils Lake, attended Lake Region State College.  Johnson started working with an area farmer, later became partner and is currently farming with this wife Jennifer and four children.  Allen and Jennifer look forward to hosting foreign exchange students again through EF.  Interests include hunting, wood working and doing things outside with family.  Johnson sits on the board of Lake Region Grain (CHS) and was elected to the board at Greater Ramsey Water District in 2018 representing Ward 1.  Currently serving as the President of the local National Wild Turkey Federation in Devils Lake – Lake Region Longbeards.


Paul Becker, Crary –Term 2021

Paul, along with wife, Kimberly, farm in northern Ramsey County.  They have a son and daughter attending UND and another son living in Grand Forks.  Becker has been involved in farming for over 40 years as a fifth generation farmer with a centennial farm that has been in the Becker family for over 130 years.  Becker is a graduate of Devils Lake High School, Lake Region Junior College and NDSU, with a degree in Agricultural Economics.  Involved in many community activities; currently a board member of Ramsey County Water Resource Board and Ramsey County Farm Bureau.  Becker represents Ward 3, has served the District since 1998 and was reelected in 2018.