Priority 2 Resident Work Group

The Resident Work Group will share their feedback on Priority 2 goals and planning processes with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

Next scheduled meeting

Priority 2 Combined Work Group Meeting - Hybrid

Wednesday, September 20

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

520 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155


Previous meeting materials

July 2023

June 2023

May 2023

Group members

The following criteria were used to select residents 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 (primarily the three counties) and ethnic, age, disability diversity  
  • Representation of individuals that participate in various recreational activities and uses of natural resources in three county area (e.g., recreating, conservation, restoration)
Name Community
Randall Clary Scandia
Steve Dibb Stillwater
David Filipiak Woodbury
Brian Johnson Woodbury
Steve Johnson Stillwater
James Kelley Lake Elmo
Jack Lavold Cottage Grove
Michael Madigan Woodbury
Tony Manzara Lake Elmo
Howard Markus Woodbury
Michael Molenda Hastings
Ingrid Schneider-Sougstad Mahtomedi
Dave Schulenberg Cottage Grove
Laura Schulz Lake Elmo
Amy Sigveland Minneapolis
Monica Stiglich Oakdale
Jill Trescott Randolph

Priority 2 Grants and Conflicts of Interest

As noted above, Priority 2 of the 3M NRDA Settlement provides $20 million in grant money to compensate for losses to recreational and ecological resources resulting from PFAS released by 3M. The state will solicit project proposals via a public Request for Proposal (RFP), and Priority 2 planning will develop processes for evaluating and selecting the projects that will receive funding. Details on the application process will be outlined in future communications regarding Priority 2 and on this webpage. Sign up for email updates using the link at the top of this webpage to receive the most current news on Priority 2 activities. 

Individuals and organizations interested in potentially participating in a Work Group and in submitting a project proposal for Priority 2 funding should review the FAQs about managing potential conflicts of interest.

Submit any questions about Priority 2 work groups or grant processes to