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, September 27, 2019, 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


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

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

Frank Jewell, Clean Water Council Chair

Pamela Blixt, Clean Water Council Vice Chair