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!

Dakota County Cluster: Cities Environmental Commissioner Meetup

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 7 PM to 8:30 PM

This meeting supports both current City Environmental Commission members and community volunteers who want to get a commission going in their city. 

Environmental Commissions will each share 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 add students to your commissions and for volunteers seeking to start an environmental or human rights commission with your city.

Register / RSVP to receive ZOOM meeting link.

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

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

Burnsville

Dakota Co. Cities Environmental Commissions Meetup

Thurs March 11 7pm to 8:30pm

Please RSVP to receive the Zoom Link

For both current City Environmental Commission members and community volunteers who want to get a commission going in their city.

Environmental Commissions will each share 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 add students to your commissions and for volunteers seeking to start an environmental commission with their city.