A special group of North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame (NDCHF) membership is identified as trustees. The NDCHF board of directors may appoint up to 25 trustees within each of the 12 districts across North Dakota and one at-large district (#13) whose membership is comprised of out-of-state individuals having an interest in promoting North Dakota’s rodeo and western heritage. Trustees coordinate their district meetings as needed; however, the NDCHF hosts two meetings of the trustees with the corporation.

The primary duty of trustees is to validate and submit eligible candidates for consideration for induction to the NDCHF Hall of Honorees and to cast the written ballots of the approved slate of nominees for NDCHF induction each year. Additional duties include the assistance in the grass roots promotion of the NDCHF through localized events, communication, outreach and fundraisers in coordination with the NDCHF corporate office. Trustees also assist in the establishment of criteria for documenting and validation of records, awards and honors of noted personalities, livestock, events and communities.

Trustee are NDCHF members in-good-standing at Ranch Boss level ($250 annually) or above. Click a district below to identify a trustee in your area.


Al Bjornson/Western ND - (701) 391-1883


Outside North Dakota


District 1 - John Woodbury

Ross, ND

(701) 629-5160

District 2 Co-Chair - Tim Jorgenson

Watford City, ND

(701) 675-2330

District 2 Co-Chair - Gene Harris

Killdeer, ND

(701) 863-6695

District 3 - Ron Urlacher

Dickinson, ND

(701) 261-1508

District 4 - Wendy Stuber

Bowman, ND

(701) 523-5468

District 5 - Garth Myers


(701) 240-6135

District 6 - Dean Helling

Golden Valley, ND

(701) 983-4426

District 7 - Lyn Bjornson

Mandan, ND

(701) 391-3014

District 8

Open Chair

District 9 - Bobbi Jorgenson

Bismarck, ND

(701) 220-9274

District 10 - Frayne C. Berg

McVille, ND

(701) 270-8100

District 11 - DeVerne Hoggarth

Valley City, ND

(701) 845-0222

District 12 - LeRoy Johnson

West Fargo, ND

(701) 282-4801

District 13

Open Chair