Commissioners' office hours

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Connecting with Minnesotans is at the foundation of the work we do as an agency. Normally we would have lots of opportunities throughout the year, whether at meetings, open houses, fairs or other events, to connect with Minnesotans and discuss the work of the DNR. The pandemic has changed all of that. Commissioners' Office Hours was created as an effort to fill this gap. While it's not the same as meeting face to face, this format provides an informal opportunity for DNR leadership to meet with Minnesotans and discuss topics of interest.

Commissioners' Office Hours is a monthly, one-hour event hosted via WebEx. Everyone is invited and each month we choose a topic that is timely and relevant to our work at the the DNR. The format of the conversation is informal. The sessions begin with a brief statement by the Commissioner, then we have open forum for participants to ask questions and engage in dialogue.

We currently have Commissioners' Office Hours scheduled through December 2021. We will continuously update this list with new dates and topics. Please check back regularly for these updates.

  • November 18, 4-5 p.m. CST
    • Topic: Wildlife management (non-game species)
  • December 16, 3-4 p.m. CST
    • Topic: Year-end review

To join each event, you must click the appropriate link (see below) and register for the event. Once registered you will receive a follow-up email that will finalize your registration. For more information or if you have any technical difficulties, please feel free to email Randolph Briley.

November Office Hours
Password: SessionSeven
Dial In number: 1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 182 488 9918

December Office Hours
Password: SessionEight
Dial In number: 1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 182 513 9912