Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission


The Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission (MPOSC) helps the Council develop a long-range plan and an acquisition and development program that includes funding priorities for regional parks. 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 - Dist. A (Met Council Districts 1 & 2)
  • Robert Moeller, Chaska - Dist. B (3 & 4)
  • Margie Andreason, St. Louis Park - Dist. C (5 & 6)
  • Catherine Fleming, Minneapolis - Dist. D (7 & 8)
  • Michael Kopp, Ham Lake - Dist. E (9 & 10)
  • Sarah Hietpas, Lake Elmo - Dist. F (11 & 12)
  • Anthony Taylor, St. Paul - Dist. G (13 & 14)
  • Todd Kemery, Lakeville - Dist. H (15 & 16)

MPOSC openings in 2019

  • Community member - District E
  • Community member - District F
  • Community member - District G
  • Community member - District H

See how to apply

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.

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Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
4/4/2019 Agenda Minutes
3/5/2019 Agenda Minutes
2/11/2019 Agenda Minutes
2/5/2019 Agenda  
1/3/2019 Agenda Minutes
12/4/2018 Agenda Minutes
11/8/2018 Agenda Minutes
10/1/2018 Agenda  
10/1/2018 Agenda Minutes
9/4/2018 Agenda Minutes
8/7/2018 Agenda Minutes
7/12/2018 Agenda Minutes
6/5/2018 Agenda Minutes
5/1/2018 Agenda Minutes
4/10/2018 Agenda Minutes
3/6/2018 Agenda Minutes
2/6/2018 Agenda Minutes
1/2/2018 Agenda Minutes
12/5/2017 Agenda  
11/14/2017 Agenda Minutes
Committee Openings
Meeting Schedule

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

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