Sustainability Stakeholder Teams

CEAC 2016 Photo

CEAC Members, January 2016

Community Environmental Advisory Commission
This group was formerly called the Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee.

To further enhance the city's environmental effort, a Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC) has also been formed to provide assistance and advice to the city's efforts with its principal focus on sustainable development. This volunteer committee assists and advises the City on its environmental efforts with a strong focus on sustainability issues. The committee has up to 18 members including community members, representatives from environmental advocacy groups, technical environmental experts and representatives from industries or companies having a major impact on the environment.

This committee works closely with the Environmental Coordinating Team by providing advice and comments on projects, programs and policies. CEAC may suggest priorities for City policies, programs and projects in accordance with criteria, dealing with environmental urgency, the scale of environmental impact, ease of implementation, cost and benefits. They provide comments to the Environmental Coordinating Team on Sustainability Indicators and Targets related to the environment and led the effort for the adoption of a new Indicator/Target related to air quality.
Appointed members include two community members, two representatives from environmental advocacy groups, two persons with demonstrated technical environmental expertise, and two representatives from industries or companies having a major impact on the environment. The Minneapolis School Board and the Hennepin County Board are each invited to designate one representative with expertise in environmental curriculum and a representative with expertise in environmental matters respectively. Each member serves a two-year term.

CEAC membership 2015-2016

CEAC By-laws

CEAC Group Norms

Community Environmental Advisory Commission Meetings

In 2016, CEAC will typically meet on the second Thursday of the month at 3:30 pm in room 132 of City Hall. CEAC meeting agendas and minutes are available online in PDF format. 

Environmental Vision Advisory Committee
Per the Clean Energy Partnership Agreement between the City of Minneapolis, Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy, the Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC) will provide feedback to the Clean Energy Partnership Board (“the Board”) to assist in pursuing the goals of the Clean Energy Partnership and Minneapolis Climate Action Plan. The advisory committee shall include representatives from critical communities within the City, such as, but not limited to business, neighborhoods, environmental justice, and technical experts.

Per the Clean Energy Partnership Agreements, EVAC is charged with reviewing and providing feedback on the biennial work plan and measurement and performance reports; providing feedback on special initiatives as requested by the Board; and, communicating to members’ respective constituencies about EVAC and Board decisions and activities. Learn more at the Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership website.

Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council

To continue to advance Homegrown Minneapolis, the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council works to support all Minneapolis residents and increase access to quality food, address hunger and food insecurity, connect sectors of the food system, influence policy and decision making, and ensure an environmentally sustainable and socially just food system.


Last updated Mar 25, 2016