Environmental Caucus

DFL Environmental Caucus

DFL Environmental Caucus  Annual Membership Meeting 

June 3, 2017

10 am Registration Beings

Pre Register here (optional) : HERE

11 am Meeting Convenes

Mississippi Library

410 Mississippi St. NE

Fridley, MN55432

With elections of : Chair, Vice Chair and 9 board members

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 Proposed Agenda DFL Environmental Caucus Membership Meeting

Registration begins at 10 a.m.

Meeting Convenes at 11 a.m.  

Call to order

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

  2. Welcome

  3. Guest speaker – Rebecca Otto, State Auditor, 2018 Candidate for Governor

  4. Reading of Affirmative Action Outreach, and Inclusion Statement

  5. Credentials Report

  6. Election of Chair for Membership Meeting

  7. Appointment of Secretary, other Membership Meeting Officers and Parliamentarian by Chair

  8. Adoption of Agenda

  9. Adoption of Minutes from March 11 meeting in St. Cloud

  10. Reports by Officers and Committee Chairs

  11. Report and Adoption of Proposed Rules

  12. Consideration of Changes to the Constitution and By-Laws (adopted 5.16.15)

  13. Reading of Affirmative Action, Outreach and Inclusion Reminder

  14. Report by the Nominations Committee

  15. Election of Officers – Chair, Vice Chair

  16. Election of Executive Committee Members at Large

  17. Election of voting member to the State DFL Executive Committee

  18. Planning priorities for the upcoming year

  19. Announcements

  • Members encouraged to bring action items to share such as requests for letters on key environmental issues, petitions, and upcoming events

  1. Adjournment

  • One or more speakers may address the body throughout at the Chair’s discretion

  • Please join one or more active committees and help our caucus succeed!

  • Executive Committee to meet following adjournment.

  • Please help to conserve resources by car pooling, using digital handouts, bring your own beverage cup

Next Meeting of the Caucus

September 9, 2017, location to be determined



The DFL Environmental Caucus has Endorsed Candidates for the Minneapolis City Council!

The Minnesota DFL Environmental Caucus announced its endorsements and support for Minneapolis City Council candidates in wards 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. The DFL Environmental Caucus, with nearly 400 active members, is one of the largest and most active DFL caucuses.  

In Ward 1, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Jillia Pessenda for Minneapolis City Council. Jillia has expressed strong support for funding to Clean Energy Partnership, so that it can meet the goals of reducing greenhouse gases, for full implementation of the Complete Street program, and for creating green jobs in Minneapolis. 

Voters in Ward 3 have a choice between two great candidates, Steve Fletcher and Cordelia Pierson, each of whom has received a letter of support from the DFL Environmental Caucus. Both Steve and Cordelia have a strong background and knowledge in environmental issues and a demonstrated ability for grassroots organizing. 

In Ward 5, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Jeremiah Ellison for Minneapolis City Council. Jeremiah is a strong advocate for environmental justice and passionately committed to addressing and responding to groups that have been subject to environmental injustice. 

In Ward 6, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Mohamud Noor for Minneapolis City Council. Mohamud has a clear understanding of the challenges facing Ward 6 and their intersection with climate change. 

In Ward 7, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Janne Flisrand for Minneapolis City Council. Janne, a founder of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, has spent two years serving on the Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC) of the Clean Energy Partnership, and is committed to large-scale reduction of Minneapolis’ carbon footprint. 

In Ward 9, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Alondra Cano for Minneapolis City Council. Alondra has demonstrated a passionate commitment and integrity on environmental issues during her first term on the city council. 

In Ward 10, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Lisa Bender for Minneapolis City Council. Lisa has a strong record of voting on environmental issues, including fighting to prevent cuts to funding for the Clean Energy Partnership. 

Voters in Ward 11 have a choice between two great candidates, Jeremy Schroeder and Erica Mauter, each of whom has received a letter of support from the DFL Environmental Caucus. Erica, an engineer, and Jeremy, a lawyer at the Minnesota Housing Partnership, each have a unique skillset that they could bring to the city council. 

In Ward 12, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Andrew Johnson for Minneapolis City Council. Andrew, as chief author of the ban on polystyrene containers, has a strong record of advocacy on environmental issues. 

In Ward 13, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Adam Faitek for Minneapolis City Council. Adam expressed strong support for the Clean Energy Partnership and fully funding Green Zones. 

Proposed DFLEC Meeting Schedule 2016-2017

Full Caucus Executive Committee
August, 2016
September 10, 2016 September 10, 2016
October 2016*
November 19, 2016 November 19, 2016
December 2016*
January 7, 2017 January 7, 2017
February 2017*
March 4, 2017 March 11, 2017
April 2017*
June 3, 2017 Membership Meeting June 3, 2017

*dates to be emailed for online digital Exec. Committee meetings


DFL Environmental Caucus Leadership

Veda Kanitz of Lakeville – CD2 Chair;  Aaron Klemz of Columbia Heights – CD5, Vice Chair; Karl Forsberg Eagan – CD2, Outreach Officer; Kristin Larsen of Pequaywan – CD8, Secretary; Lawrence Sandoval of Savage – CD2, Treasurer. Executive Committee including Philip Adam-Plymouth CD3, Peggy Clark, Minneapolis – CD5, Heidi Edmonson, Eagan CD2, Allen Frechette  – Shakopee, CD2, Andy Hillebregt, Ramsey – CD6 Ramsey, Paul Hoffinger – Eagan, CD2, Grace Kelly, St.Paul -CD4, Barbara Mahowald-Savage- CD2, Deb Mathiowetz of Eagan CD2, Chris Meyer of Minneapolis CD5, Marcus Mills- Minneapolis – CD5,  Shawn Otto of Marine on St. Croix – CD6, Lorraine Rovig- Northfield – CD2,  Chelsea Skog of Eagan-CD2, John Wells of Eagan – CD2.



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