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
  • Rick Theisen, Maple Grove - District A (Met Council Districts 1 & 2)
  • Robert Moeller, Chaska - District B (3 & 4)
  • Nathan Rich, Edina - District C (5 & 6)
  • Lolita Davis Carter, Minneapolis - District D (7 & 8)
  • Jeremy Peichel, Roseville - District E (9 & 10)
  • Cecily Harris, Marine on St. Croix - District F (11 & 12)
  • Anthony Taylor, St. Paul - District G (13 & 14)
  • Todd Kemery, Lakeville - District H (15 & 16)

MPOSC districts

MPOSC districts map (PDF)

Staff contacts

  • Emmett Mullin (651.602.1360)
  • Sandi Dingle, Recording Secretary (651.602.1312)
  • Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson, Metropolitan Council Member Liaison

Meeting minutes

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

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Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Video
2/3/2015 Agenda    
1/6/2015 Agenda Minutes  
12/2/2014 Agenda Minutes  
10/7/2014 Agenda Minutes  
9/2/2014 Agenda Minutes  
8/5/2014 Agenda Minutes  
7/1/2014 Agenda Minutes  
6/3/2014 Agenda Minutes  
5/20/2014 Agenda Minutes  
5/6/2014 Agenda Minutes  
4/22/2014 Agenda Minutes  
4/7/2014 Agenda Minutes Video
3/11/2014 Agenda Minutes  
2/4/2014 Agenda Minutes  
1/7/2014 Agenda Minutes  
12/3/2013 Agenda Minutes  
11/12/2013 Agenda Minutes  
10/1/2013 Agenda Minutes  
9/3/2013 Agenda Minutes  
8/6/2013 Agenda Minutes  
Meeting Schedule

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

    Metropolitan Council
    Room 1A
    390 Robert St N
    Saint Paul, MN 55101

Committee Openings

    There are no open seats on MPOSC at this time.