Lake Superior Zoological Society

EIN 41-0944885

The Lake Superior Zoo is owned by the City of Duluth and operated by the Arrowhead Zoological Society (DBA Lake Superior Zoological Society), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The society operates the zoo for the benefit of the city according to a city contract as set out in Minnesota Laws 1961, Chapter 91 and Duluth legislative code, Parks and Recreation, Article II. Fairmount Park Zoo, Sec. 35-10. In 2015, the society will receive a subsidy for the zoo of about $670,000: $510,000 is appropriated to the zoo by Duluth City Council from tourism taxes of hotel-motel and food and beverage (Resolution 14-0598 in 2014 for 2015 allocation, p. 699) and the remainder is a grant to the zoo from the State of Minnesota, Commissioner of Natural Resources (Resolution 13-0541).

Board of Directors 2015
John Scott, President
Diana Bouschor Dodge, First Vice-President
Mark R. Brown, Second Vice-President
Russell Smith, Secretary
Jesse Frye, Treasurer
Michael Polzin, Immediate Past President
Zane Bail
Toni Fladmark-Foster
Patrick Flattery
Jodi Kiminski
Steve Licari
Tim Meininger
Carole Newkumet
Susan Quam
Neale L. Roth
Terra Stenberg
Patricia Stolee
Julie Thoreson
Greg Wegler

Honorary Members
Stephen Lewis
Mark McShane
Bob Wahlsten

Chief Executive Officer
Dawn Mackety, Ph.D.

Senior Management Team
Lynn Habhegger, Director of Business Operations
Thomas Glomske, Director of Facilities and Grounds
Julie O’Connor, Director of Guest Services
Maicie Sykes, Director of Animal Management
Sarah Wilcox, Director of Education

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Lake Superior Zoological Society
7210 Fremont Street
Duluth, MN 55807
Phone: (218) 730-4500 Email: Board of Directors

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Our Mission: To provide close-up animal experiences which inspire connections to wildlife and action toward conservation in our region and around the world.