Governor's Council on Minnesota's Coastal Program

An essential component of Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program is the Governor's Council on Minnesota's Coastal Program. The Council makes recommendations to the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources on grant priorities, projects to receive grant funding, and the program's annual administrative budget.

Council Information

Council Member Biographies

 

The Governor's Council on Minnesota's Coastal Program is made up of 15 individuals from throughout the coastal area of Carlton, Cook, Lake and St. Louis counties as well as statewide with a passion for Lake Superior and the desire to make a difference. They are directly appointed by the Governor.

Actions of the Coastal Council are essential to the implementation of a wide variety of projects and activities which contribute to the betterment of the coastal area.  Councilors have a vital role in several areas including recommending program priorities, evaluating and recommending projects for funding and evaluating Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program’s performance. 


Council Vacancies

The Office of the Secretary of State is accepting applications for someone with knowledge and interest in Lake Superior. Experience reviewing grant applications is helpful, but not required. Council members are not compensated, but do receive travel reimbursement and training. The time commitment is approximately 60 - 70 hours per year. Meetings are held at various locations within the coastal boundary including Duluth, Cloquet, Two Harbors, and Grand Marais.

We currently have one vacancy in Carlton County.

TO APPLY:
Interested individuals should download an application from the Office of the Secretary of State.

A complete application package includes a cover letter, the application form, a current resume and a resolution of support from a local unit of government (e.g., city council, town board, or county board of commissioners).  The resolution of support is not necessary for applicants living outside Carlton, Cook, Lake, or St. Louis Counties. 
 
Completed applications should be submitted directly to the Office of the Secretary of State.  The Coastal Program would also appreciate receiving a copy for our records. 

For More information Contact:
Amber Westerbur
Coastal Program Manager
218.834.1445
Amber.Westerbur@state.mn.us


Meeting Dates 

 

Governor's Council Meeting Schedule

Date Location Meeting Topic

09/13/13

Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet, MN Map

Regular Meeting

11/08/13

Beaver Bay Community Center Map

Regular Meeting

12/13/13

MPCA Duluth Office

Map & Directions

Regular Meeting

(Annual Grant Review)

01/10/14

MPCA Duluth Office

Map & Directions

Regular Meeting

(Annual Grant Review)

01/24/14

Canceled

Canceled

03/14/14

Clair Nelson Center Finland, MN

Map & Directions

Regular Meeting

05/09/14

TBD

Regular Meeting

07/025/14

TBD

Regular Meeting (Elections)

 


Meeting Minutes

2014 Approved Minutes

01/10/14 - pending

03/15/14 - pending

Archived Minutes

2013 This is a PDF file.
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2011 This is a PDF file.
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