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: John Barten (Committee Chair), Warren Formo, Kelly Gribauval-Hite, Victoria Reinhardt (Committee Vice Chair), Raj Rajan, and Phillip Sterner


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

Next scheduled meeting

At this time, meetings are available to attend via Webex only.

Meeting packet will be posted when available.

File Webex: Upcoming Policy Committee meeting - November 19 (9:30 a.m.)

Meeting number (access code): 146 101 2949; password: ztZP4Jm3ip9
Join by phone: 415-655-0003; access code: 146 101 2949

Past meetings

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


Paul Gardner, Clean Water Council Administrator, 651-757-2384

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

Todd Renville, Clean Water Council Vice Chair, 612-669-9044