The Sustainability Division convenes several advisory bodies that provide invaluable feedback, policy development and ideation to the Sustainability staff and City Council.
For a complete list of the City's active boards, commissions, and advisory groups, visit Boards & Commissions.
Community Environmental Advisory Commission
Active since 1990, the Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC) provides assistance and advice to the city's efforts with its principal focus on sustainable development. The committee has 19 members including residents, representatives from environmental advocacy groups, technical environmental experts, businesses, and local agencies.
In 2018, CEAC meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 pm in room 132 of City Hall. CEAC meeting agendas and minutes are available online in PDF format.
Energy Vision Advisory Committee
The Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC) provides feedback to the Clean Energy Partnership Board to assist in pursuing the goals of the Clean Energy Partnership and Minneapolis Climate Action Plan. The advisory committee includes representatives from critical communities within the City, such as, but not limited to business, neighborhoods, environmental justice, and technical experts.
Per the Clean Energy Partnership Agreements, EVAC is charged with reviewing and providing feedback on the biennial work plan and measurement and performance reports; providing feedback on special initiatives as requested by the Board; and, communicating to members' respective constituencies about EVAC and Board decisions and activities. Learn more at the Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership website.
Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council
To continue to advance Homegrown Minneapolis, the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council works to support all Minneapolis residents and increase access to quality food, address hunger and food insecurity, connect sectors of the food system, influence policy and decision making, and ensure an environmentally sustainable and socially just food system.
Southside Green Zone Task Force
The City of Minneapolis Southside Green Zones Task Force was created by the City Council Resolution Designating Green Zones on April 28, 2017. The Task Force was charged with developing an action-oriented Work Plan specific to the Southside Green Zone, which includes the greater Phillips community and Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
The Southside Green Zone Task Force meets monthly. Agendas and meeting notes are available on the Southside Green Zone Task Force webpage.
Northside Green Zone Task Force
Coming fall 2018!
Last updated Sep 7, 2018