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NW CERT Regional Meeting: GreenStep Cities

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Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)

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(This meeting was originally scheduled for late October, but was re-scheduled due to severe weather.  Please note that this event will be held at a new location.)


NW CERT Meeting:  GreenStep Cities

Thursday, Dec. 2nd  1-5 pm

McIntosh Community Center

115 Broadway Ave NW, McIntosh, MN 56556


From Highway 2, go north on Cleveland Avenue (main street) for 2 blocks.  Cleveland Avenue turns into Broadway. The Community Center is on Broadway (main street), on the right.  There’s a large clock on the building, and a flag out front. 

(Folks in town call Broadway/Cleveland “Main Street”.)




1:00     Welcome: Mayor David Genereux, City of Crookston 


1:15     Networking activity


1:35     City of Hoffman: “Small Town, Great Progress”, Muriel Krusemark, Hoffman Economic Development Authority


1:55     Minnesota GreenStep Cities Overview:  Chris Waltz, NW CERT


2:10     Discussion: Existing Skills & Assets you bring to GreenStep Cities, led by Chris Waltz, 

             NW CERT


2:30     Break (refreshments)


2:45     Panel Discussion:  Moderator:  Chris Waltz, NW CERT

·         Ken Johnson – Energy Management Representative, Ottertail Power Company

·         Lisa Pickard – Energy Conservation Coordinator, Minnkota Power 

·         Richard Lehmann – Mayor of Bemidji, Optivation (formerly Northwest
       Technical College Center for Research and Innovation Custom College)
       Bemidji State University

·         Cam Fanfulik – Economic Development Program Manager, Northwest 
       Regional Development Commission

·         Joel Haskard – CERTs Statewide Co-Coordinator, University of Minnesota
       Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP)


3:30     Q&A


4:00     Topic tables: GreenStep Best Practices by Category (Building and Lighting, Land Use,

                Transportation, Environmental Management, Economic and Community Development).


4:15     Light Reception (appetizers & networking)


5:00     Adjourn



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McIntosh Community Center
115 Broadway Ave NW
Mcintosh, MN 56556

Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)

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For questions please contact Diana McKeown at 612-278-7158 or email

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