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Environment and Sustainability Task Force
Meetings
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Usually on the third Tuesday of every month [See the Calendar.]
  • Most meetings take place in the second-floor conference room of City Hall, 2875 145th Street West; see meeting agenda for the exact location

Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are posted on the website. Minutes will be posted after they are approved by the Task Force.

Members
  • Mark Glende, Chair
  • Renee Burman
  • Rebecca Higgins
  • Katherine Koch-Laveen
  • Wade Miller
  • Council member Vanessa Demuth ex-officio

Overview
The purpose of the Task Force is to advise the city council on issues related to the environment and sustainability. The past few years the Rosemount City Council has participated in several programs involving sustainability measures. The programs provided assistance in many areas; however, quality of life and sustainability were two significant ongoing issues.

The issue of sustainable City services is a complex topic that includes a wide range of City services. We currently have three citizen commissions that advise the City Council on planning issues, parks, and utilities. Although commission members meet once a month and generally only focus on current City projects and new development, there are significant issues around innovation and citizen engagement that are not being addressed. The City Council’s objective in creating an Environment and Sustainability Task Force is to look at areas where we can have a better impact on issues and look for creative ways to engage residents through education and opportunities to improve neighborhoods. Outcomes could be specific projects or recommendations on City policy.