Policy Committee

The Policy Committee consists of a minimum of five voting members and a maximum of a non-majority of the current seated voting Clean Water Council (Council) members.

The Policy Committee:

  • Reviews existing policy information from the Council meetings and relevant reports
  • Prepares policy recommendations for the Council
  • Is accountable and advisory to the full Council
  • Solicits input on potential policy recommendations from stakeholder groups, agencies, and other experts
  • Elects its own Chair and Vice-Chair

Membership of this committee is reviewed every year or by the Council Chair’s discretion and is approved by the Council.

Policy Committee members: Representative Patty Acomb, John Barten (Committee Chair), Pam Blixt, Warren Formo, Bob Hoefert, Rylee Main, Victoria Reinhardt (Committee Vice Chair) and Phillip Sterner

Policy Committee meetings

The Policy Committee meetings are usually held on the fourth Friday of the month. All are invited to attend. 

Next scheduled meeting

Friday, January 31, 2020, at the St. Paul office of the MPCA

Agenda, meeting time, and packet will be posted when available

To join the meetings via Webex, contact Brianna Frisch.

Past meetings

Online resources go back 6 months. For assistance with older materials, please contact Clean Water Council staff.

PDF icon November 2019 Policy meeting packet (wq-cwc5-19k)
File Webex: November 2019 Policy meeting

No October 2019 meeting

PDF icon September 2019 Policy meeting packet (wq-cwc5-19i)
File Webex: September 2019 Policy meeting

No August 2019 meeting

PDF icon July 2019 Policy meeting packet (wq-cwc5-19g)
File Webex: July 2019 Policy meeting

PDF icon May 2019 Policy meeting packet (wq-cwc5-19e)
File Webex: May 2019 Policy meeting

Clean Water Council contacts

For information about the Clean Water Council, contact:

Paul Gardner, Clean Water Council Administrator
520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-757-2384

Deepa deAlwis, Clean Water Council Coordinator
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul MN 55155
651-757-2572

Frank Jewell, Clean Water Council Chair
218-726-2450

Pamela Blixt, Clean Water Council Vice Chair
612-673-3933