Patty Acomb Appointed to Board of Water and Soil Resources
Gov. Dayton has appointed Patty Acomb, councilmember for the City of Minnetonka, to be the metropolitan city elected official on the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR). Acomb will serve from Sept. 13, 2015, to Jan. 2, 2017.
BWSR’s mission is “to improve and protect Minnesota’s water and soil resources by working in partnership with local organizations and private landowners.” BWSR is the state soil and water conservation agency, and it administers programs that prevent sediment and nutrients from entering our lakes, rivers, and streams; enhance fish and wildlife habitat; and protect wetlands. The 20-member board consists of representatives of local and state government agencies and citizens.
Acomb replaces Christy Jo Fogarty, former councilmember for the City of Farmington.
Congratulations to Patty Acomb on this opportunity!
Grace Wachlarowicz Appointed to Elections Emergency Planning Task Force
Grace Wachlarowicz, assistant city clerk and director of elections and voter services for the City of Minneapolis, was appointed by the League Board of Directors on June 24, 2015, to the Elections Emergency Planning Task Force.
The 2015 omnibus elections bill established the Elections Emergency Planning Task Force to develop a statewide elections emergency plan to determine contingency plans for conducting elections during statewide emergencies.
The task force consists of 14 members, including a representative appointed by the League of Minnesota Cities. Other task force members will include:
The Office of the Secretary of State was required to convene the task force by Aug. 1, 2015, and provide staffing to assist in the writing of a report to be submitted by Jan. 1, 2016, to the Legislature. The task force will expire the day after it submits its report.
Congratulations to Grace Wachlarowicz on this opportunity!
Richard Duysen Appointed to Governor’s Council on Fire Prevention and Control
Moorhead Fire Chief Richard Duysen was appointed by the League Board of Directors on Feb. 19, 2015, to the Governor’s Council on Fire Prevention and Control. Woodbury Deputy Public Safety Director Todd Johnson was selected as the League’s alternate appointee.
The League was asked to appoint a city official to this council for a seat that was previously held by Terrie Trudeau, clerk for Center City.
The history of the Governor’s Council on Fire Prevention and Control dates back to the 1969 Legislature and was reauthorized under executive order by Gov. Dayton prior to the start of the 2014 session.
The Council’s mission is to:
The continuing mission of the council is to review new technology and capabilities in protecting life and property from fire and how we are affected by day to day changes in fire safety.
Congratulations to Chief Duysen and Deputy Director Johnson!