Dakota County Cluster: Equity & Climate Action

The RCC network connects citizen coalitions and public commissions that are advancing equity, sustainability, and resilience.

Looking to 2021 as a year of community action through strengthening environmental, human rights, and planning commissions in partnership with staff and public officials.

In Dakota County, we are listening, bridging relationships, building capacity, and acting together as a county of concerned citizens for advancing equitable climate actions creating a premier place in which to live and work.

Get Involved!

Conversation on City-County Collaboration Next Steps

Please RSVP join us tomorrow for our next conversation Wednesday May 12 7pm to 8:30pm – on ZOOM to brainstorm ways we can support additional city-county collaborative next steps based on the exciting initiatives we heard during our April 8 Dakota Co. Commissioners Panel Discussion (April 8 Notes and Next Steps) related to energy & buildings, equity, green jobs, transportation, land conservation, local food, water and zero waste.

Board of Commissioners Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7 PM to 8:30 PM

Engage with us in learning how we can come together to implement county-wide equitable, sustainable, and resilient community developments. Hear and share updates with community equity and climate leaders, staff, citizen commissioners, elected and appointed leaders from cities and townships in Dakota County.

During this community meeting, we have a discussion with a panel of County Commissioners about the 2021 Board Priorities, equity, and other topics of concern.

Register/RSVP to receive ZOOM meeting link.

Past meetings

Dakota County Cluster: Cities Environmental Commissioner Meetup

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, City Environmental / Sustainability Commissioners and community volunteers including youth met to share updates, resources and support each other in creating greater collective impacts within the County.

Land Conservation Plan

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, Al Singer, Dakota County Land Conservation Manager provided an overview of the Land Conservation Plan and answered questions on implementing county-wide sustainability and resilient community developments where we are stewarding the land for future generations.

Equity & Climate Action Listening Session

On Thursday, Dec 10, 2020, citizens from 9 cities and townships met to brainstorm ways the people of Dakota County can work together to advance equitable climate actions. We heard updates from Metropolitan Council Member, Phil Sterner. We then discussed five topics we’d like to act on in 2021.

Dakota County Cities

Apple Valley


Dakota Co. Cities Environmental Commissions Meetup

Thurs March 11 7pm NOTES AND NEXT STEPS current Environmental Commissions shared what they are working on in 2021 and will share tips on how to be effective. We will also share resources and support for your city to engage students