Citizen and Business Group

Members of the the Citizen-Business Working Group discuss long-term planning

The Citizen and Business Group will identify and recommend projects to the MPCA and DNR for funding with money from the 3M Settlement. To assist the group, subgroups will be established to analyze options and deliver assessments and advice on alternatives and options.

This group will review the work products of the subgroups and provide recommendations on projects and priorities to the MPCA and the DNR for their approval. The Citizen – Business Group also shares advice and recommendations with the Government and 3M Working Group.

Next scheduled meeting

  • Fall 2023


This group is composed of MPCA, DNR, and about 15 at‐large citizen, business, and nongovernmental representatives who live or are working in the East Metropolitan Area.  Applicants were nominated or self‐nominated.  Representatives on the group were selected by the DNR and MPCA. One representative from the Government and 3M Working Group will also be a liaison to this group.
  • This group will meet at least once a quarter, or more frequently if needed, will be briefed on all work in progress, and will provide input on work in progress and topics to explore.
  • Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Metropolitan Council, while not members of the Citizen – Business Group, will be invited to consult on regulatory and policy topics in their area of expertise.
  • The MPCA and DNR will assist and support the group.
  • The meetings will be open to the public, and time will be reserved at the end of each meeting for public questions or comments.

Group members

The following criteria were used to select a diverse representation from the affected communities:

  • Evaluation of desire to become a member
  • Evidence of East Metropolitan Area involvement either as a resident or working in the area
  • Skills and abilities, such as personal and professional background and skills, technical abilities, or experience in public engagement, public involvement, or group participation.
  • Geographic diversity within the East Metropolitan Area
  • Ethnic and age diversity
  • Representation of individuals and businesses who are on private wells and municipal drinking water
  • Diversity of knowledge, skills, backgrounds, and experiences
 Name  Community
 Julie Bunn  Lake Elmo
 Lisa Mueller  St. Paul
 David Filipiak  Woodbury
 Charlotte Flint  West Lakeland
 Bob Fossum  Lake Elmo
 Jeff Holtz  Lake Elmo
 Mark Jenkins  Maplewood
 Steve Johnson  West Lakeland
 Katie Johnston-Goodstar  Maplewood
 Jack Lavold  Cottage Grove
 Michael Madigan  Woodbury
 Barbara Ronningen  Afton
 Amy Schall  St. Paul Park
 Dave Schulenberg  Cottage Grove
 Monica Stiglich  Oakdale

Past meeting materials

April 2023

No March 2023 Meeting

No February 2023 Meeting

January 2023

No December 2022 Meeting

November 2022

No October 2022 meeting

No September 2022 meeting

No August 2022 meeting

July 2022

No June 2022 Meeting

May 2022

No April 2022 Meeting

No March 2022 Meeting

No February 2022 Meeting

January 2022

No December 2021 meeting

No November 2021 meeting

No October 2021 meeting

September 2021

No August 2021 meeting

No July 2021 meeting

June 15, 2021

No May 2021 meeting

No April 2021 meeting

March 2021

    February 2021

    December 2020

    Minnesota Department of Health's presentation

    Webex recording

    November 2020

    October 2020

    September 2020

    No June through August meetings

    May 2020

    April  2020

    February 2020

    January 2020

    November 2019

    October 2019

    September 2019

    August 2019

    July 2019

    • One hour conference call/WebEx
      Topic discussed: Expedited projects - under the Minnesota’s Data Practices Act, funding decisions are not public information until all grant agreements are signed and executed. The goal is to notify the individual applicants of funding decision by the end of July.

    June 2019

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    January 2019

    December 2018

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    July 2018