Water Planning



Environmental Specialist - Allison Kletscher

The goal of the Brown County Water Plan is to identify and assess the water resource concerns through local selection. This is aimed to protect and preserve the County’s lakes, rivers, and streams for years to come. Brown County participates in various efforts (e.g. One Watershed One Plan and Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy) that focus on managing the need of water resources both inside Brown County and outside.

One Watershed One Plan Information (Link)



Contact Planning & Zoning

Located on the 2nd floor of the Brown County Courthouse

14 S State St,
New Ulm, MN 56073

Telephone: (507) 233-6640
Fax: (507) 233-6643

Robert Santaella - Zoning Administrator, Solid Waste Officer

Amanda Lang- Asst. Zoning Administrator, Septic, Feedlot Officer

Allison Kletscher - Environmental Specialist

Shawn Stoermann - Emergency Manager

Jaden Sandgren - Zoning Specialist -Feedlot Officer

Patty Zupfer - Office Support Specialist


Mission Statement

Commitment to Excellence through Leadership, Teamwork, and Education


Department Directory

Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
(most offices)

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073