Environmental Commission (EC)

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Advises and makes recommendations to the City Council in matters relating to and affecting the environment. Members: Seven regular and one student. Term: Three-year staggered (one-year for student).

Current Commissioners

  • Scott Seys, Chair,
    May 2021
  • Debra Yahle,
    May 2022
  • Tonia Galonska,
    May 2022
  • Shannon Hansen,
    May 2023
  • Dawn Hill,
    May 2021
  • Jim Stremel,
    May 2023
  • Wendy Weirich,
    May 2023
  • Felix Fettig, Student,
    May 2021

Staff Liaison

  • Eric Eckman, Environmental Resources Supervisor

EC Meeting Day & Location

  • When: 6:30 pm, fourth Monday of each month (unless other notice is given)
  • Where: City Hall Council Conference Room, Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Road (unless otherwise noted)

EC meetings will be cancelled due to lack of an agenda if there is no business to be discussed or if there is no quorum.

Virtual Meetings During COVID-19 Outbreak

While in a local emergency under Minnesota Statute, section 12.37, the Golden Valley Environmental Commission will conduct its meetings virtually via Cisco Webex. Meeting instructions will be available here when the agenda is posted.

  • To monitor the meeting on Webex, call +1-415-655-0001 and enter meeting code 177 393 4642.
  • For technical assistance, contact the City at 763-593-8007 or webexsupport@goldenvalleymn.gov.
  • If you incur costs calling in to the meeting, you may submit the costs to the City for reimbursement consideration.
  • Our top priority is maintaining the health and safety of our residents, staff, and the Golden Valley community. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the COVID-19 page on the City website will have updated information about the status of closures, cancellations, and changes.

Minutes & Agendas

Agendas and minutes are posted as soon as they become available. Minutes remain subject to approval at the next EC meeting.

2021 Meetings

  • Jan 25 Agenda | Minutes
  • Feb 22 Agenda | Minutes
  • Feb 23 Agenda | Video Joint Council/Boards/Commissions
  • March 22 Agenda | Minutes
  • April 26 Agenda | Minutes (Virtual meeting instructions posted above.)
  • May 24 Agenda | Minutes
  • June 28 Agenda | Minutes
  • July 26 Agenda | Minutes
  • Aug 23 Agenda | Minutes
  • Sept 27 Agenda | Minutes
  • Oct 25 Agenda | Minutes
  • Nov 22 Agenda | Minutes
  • Dec 27 Agenda | Minutes

+ Meeting Archive

View past years' EC Agendas and EC Minutes in the City's online document center.