ABOUT THE COMMISSION
The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission consists of 13 members appointed by the governor with two members representing each of the regional parks and trails districts and one member at large. See commission members.
District Planning Committees (DPC)
Consistent with the Strategic Plan, the Commission established six DPC’s to work on system planning within each of the districts. This includes supporting the Commission in defining differences, nuances and opportunities related to regional park and trail needs and priorities. Each of the six DPCs has a minimum of seven and a maximum of 13 members, including the two Commissioners from that district. All members were appointed by the Commission through a defined selection protocol.
DPC Operating Guidelines
DPC Membership (updated 10/6/2017)
DPC Discussion Document (8/14)
Evaluation Team (ETeam)
To ensure the credibility of the vetting process, the Commission established the Evaluation Team (ETeam) to evaluate individual park and trail proposals against established criteria (as defined in the Strategic Plan). The ETeam is made up of selected individuals without any connection to or vested interest in outcomes. All of the members were appointed by the Commission through a defined selection protocol.
l-r front: Rita Albrecht (D2), LuAnn Wilcox (D6), Jannik Anderson (At-Large), Kathy Schoenbauer (Consultant), Jeff Schoenbauer (Consultant). l-r back: Rick Anderson (D5), Tom Schmitz (D5), Keith Nelson (D1), Marc Mattice (D4), Barry Wendorf (D4), Bryan Pike (D2), Tom Ryan (D6), Al Lieffort (D3), Mike Hulett (D3). Not pictured: Tim Kennedy (D1), Renee Mattson (Executive Director), Joe Czapiewski (System Plan Coordinator)