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
  • Monica Dillenburg - District A (Met Council Districts 1 & 2)
  • Robert Moeller, Chaska - District B (3 & 4)
  • Cana Yang - District C (5 & 6)
  • Vacant - 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
  • Susan Vento, Metropolitan Council Member Liaison
    612-360-3602

Meeting minutes

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

Meeting Date Agenda, Materials & Video 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
1/7/2021 1/7/2021 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 1/7/2021 Minutes
12/3/2020 12/3/2020 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 12/3/2020 Minutes
11/5/2020 11/5/2020 Agenda, Materials & Video for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 11/5/2020 Minutes
10/1/2020 10/1/2020 Agenda & Materials for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 10/1/2020 Minutes
9/3/2020 9/3/2020 Agenda & Materials for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 9/3/2020 Minutes
8/13/2020 8/13/2020 Agenda & Materials for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 8/13/2020 Minutes
7/15/2020 7/15/2020 Agenda & Materials for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 7/15/2020 Minutes
7/9/2020 7/9/2020 Agenda & Materials for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 7/9/2020 Minutes
6/18/2020 6/18/2020 Agenda & Materials for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 6/18/2020 Minutes
6/11/2020 6/11/2020 Agenda & Materials for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 6/11/2020 Minutes
6/4/2020 6/4/2020 Agenda for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission CANCELED
5/7/2020 5/7/2020 Agenda & Materials for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 5/7/2020 Minutes
4/9/2020 4/9/2020 Agenda & Materials for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 4/9/2020 Minutes
3/5/2020 3/5/2020 Agenda & Materials for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 3/5/2020 Minutes
2/6/2020 2/6/2020 Agenda & Materials for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission 2/6/2020 Minutes
1/7/2020 1/7/2020 Agenda for Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission CANCELED
Meeting Schedule

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

Committee Openings