Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission

The Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission (MPOSC) helps the Met Council develop a long-range policy plan, and reviews park and trail master plans for consistency with these policies. The commission reviews and advises the Met Council on an acquisition and development program, including funding priorities for regional parks and trails.

MPOSC works in coordination with 10 regional park implementing agencies (counties, cities, and special park districts).

MPOSC members

  • Tony Yarusso, Mahtomedi - Chair, At-Large Representative
  • Susan Vento, Metropolitan Council Member Liaison
  • Monica Dillenburg, Brooklyn Park - District A (Met Council Districts 1 & 2)
  • Robert Moeller, Chaska - District B (3 & 4)
  • Tess Bouska, Minneapolis - District C (5 & 6)
  • Vacant - District D (7 & 8)
  • Chris Suerig, Blaine - District E (9 & 10)
  • Cecily Harris, Marine on St. Croix - District F (11 & 12)
  • Anthony Taylor, Saint Paul - District G (13 & 14)
  • Amanda Duerr, Mendota Heights - District H (15 & 16)

MPOSC districts

MPOSC districts map (PDF)

Staff contacts

  • Emmett Mullin
    651-602-1360
  • Sandi Dingle, Recording Secretary
    651-602-1312

Meeting minutes

Note: Minutes are not final until approved at the following meeting.

Meeting Date Agenda, Materials & Video Minutes
8/4/2022 8/4/2022 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 8/4/2022 Minutes
7/7/2022 7/7/2022 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 7/7/2022 Minutes
6/2/2022 6/2/2022 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 6/2/2022 Minutes
5/5/2022 5/5/2022 Agenda for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission CANCELED
4/7/2022 4/7/2022 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 4/7/2022 Minutes
3/3/2022 3/3/2022 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 3/3/2022 Minutes
2/3/2022 2/3/2022 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 2/3/2022 Minutes
1/6/2022 1/6/2022 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 1/6/2022 Minutes
12/2/2021 12/2/2021 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 12/2/2021 Minutes
11/4/2021 11/4/2021 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 11/4/2021 Minutes
10/7/2021 10/7/2021 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 10/7/2021 Minutes
9/30/2021 9/30/2021 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission  
9/2/2021 9/2/2021 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 9/2/2021 Minutes
8/5/2021 8/5/2021 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 8/5/2021 Minutes
7/1/2021 7/1/2021 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 7/1/2021 Minutes
6/3/2021 6/3/2021 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 6/3/2021 Minutes
5/6/2021 5/6/2021 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 5/6/2021 Minutes
4/1/2021 4/1/2021 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 4/1/2021 Minutes
3/4/2021 3/4/2021 Agenda for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission CANCELED
2/4/2021 2/4/2021 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 2/4/2021 Minutes
Committee Openings
Meeting Schedule

    MPOSC meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 p.m.