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Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC)

The Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) (which is composed of 16 members) meets at the request of the MWMO Board of Commissioners to assist in managing the water resources of the MWMO. The CAC fulfills legislative requirements for watershed management organizations (Minnesota Rules 8410).

Scope of Responsibilities:
1. Review funding proposals (Stewardship Fund Grants, Capital Improvement Projects, etc)
2. Review the MWMO's annual budget
3. Participate in planning for the watershed
4. Other, as assigned by the MWMO Board of Commissioners

View the CAC Volunteer Position Description.

Areas represented are shown on these maps: Minneapolis, Saint Paul

Citizen Advisors Wanted!
The MWMO is looking for people interested in improving the quality of the Mississippi River to serve on the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). Open seats include: Columbia Heights, Fridley, Hilltop, Lauderdale and Southwest Minneapolis.

Committee Representatives and Area Represented:
At-Large Positions (five):
Note: At-large representatives cannot all be from the same city
Mark Apfelbacher (Minneapolis)
P. Victor Grambsch (Minneapolis)
Jim Rosenberg (Minneapolis)
Carol Hejl (Minneapolis)
Open

Columbia Heights (one):
Open

Fridley (one):
Anne Wilkinson

Hilltop
(one):
Open

Lauderdale (one):
Open

Minneapolis Communities (five):
Charlene Brooks (Downtown)
Nicole Menard (North)
Perry Dean (Northeast)
Craig Larson (South)
Open (Southwest)

Saint Anthony Village (one):
Dan Miller

Saint Paul (one):
Open

CAC Membership Policy:
All positions:
Preference is given to applicants who are:
  • Residents of the MWMO
  • Residents of a subwatershed flowing into the MWMO
  • Employer or employee in the MWMO
  • Employer or employee from a subwatershed flowing into the MWMO

  • At-large positions:
  • Up to two at-large positions may be filled by residents outside the MWMO's boundary
  • People with diverse expertise and background outside of water resources are encouraged to apply (education, business, etc.)


  • To Apply:
  • Review the Citizen Advisory Committee Policy and Code of Conduct
  • Complete the CAC Application
  • Obtain a letter of support from your city, neighborhood or civic organization to send in with the application
  • Include a resume or C.V. with your application

  • Applications are accepted year-round and open positions may be filled during the year. Applications to replace incumbents are due by December 15th. Applications are reviewed by the MWMO staff and Executive Committee and are approved by the MWMO Board of Commissioners. Appointment is for one year and is renewable annually.

    For questions, please contact: Kari Oquist, koquist@mwmo.org, (612) 746-4981.

     

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    Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
    2522 Marshall Street NE
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418-3329
    Phone: 612-465-8780
    Fax: 612-465-8785