RCC Dakota Co. Cluster

City staff, commission community volunteers meet up quarterly with Dakota County staff and commissioners to share updates and plan ways they can team up to meet their shared priorities

Please RSVP to join us for our JUNE Dakota County Cluster Meet Up! Thursday June 15, 2023 12:30pm to 2pm on Zoom

Dakota Cluster June 15 2023 Agenda & Speakers

JUNE Dakota County Cluster Meet Up

Thursday June 15, 2023 12:30pm to 2pm Zoom Link

Please RSVP

Connect with staff, commission & community volunteers from 8 Dakota Co cities to share updates. Learn about new Federal and State energy and resilience funding opportunities & Legislation.

  • County Commissioners will share updates on their current initiatives
  • Partners in Energy – Staff and volunteers from Rosemount, Inver Grove Heights and Hastings (invited) will share how they created & launched implementation of Community Wide Energy Action Plans with support from Partners in Energy
  • MN 2023 Legislative Update – New environmental policies & funding approved in 2023 – Rep Rick Hansen, Chair, House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Link

 Transportation Policy & Funding Ryan Wilson, 651-775-4216 ryan.wilson@state.mn.us MNDOT South Area (roads, E.V.s, transit, bike/ped) Carbon Reduction Program (CRP)  PROTECT Formula Program

Energy and Buildings Policy & Funding –100% Clean Energy,,Solar, Solar Gardens Commercial Building Codes, Pre-weatherization, New MN Competitiveness Funding to Assist Cities Applying for Energy-Related Grant Programs https://www.mncee.org/mn-competitiveness-fund-passes-cee-support

  • Opportunity for Cities to develop Climate Action Work Plans using Met Council’s new GHG Scenario Planning Tool Link
  • Brainstorming our Dakota Co Cluster Next Steps

Past meetings

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, had a great discussion with a panel of County Commissioners about the 2021 Board Priorities, equity, and other topics of concern.

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.

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

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