Environmental Policy Board (EPB)
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Board Members

  • Thomas Stodola, Chair
  • Michael Valentine, Vice Chair
  • Colleen Anderson
  • Reid Bernard
  • Jane Covart
  • Michael Hiatt
  • Lucas Trossen


The primary objective of the Environmental Policy Board is to review, consider, initiate and recommend to the City Council such policies, plans or projects, which will enhance and preserve the natural environment of the City. The Board’s scope shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, matters of the preservation of the community forest, water quality, wetland preservation, ground water protection, control of soil erosion and air, noise and light pollution.

Statement of Purpose

The Environmental Policy Board has an established Statement of Purpose that outlines its role and function in the community.  View the Statement of Purpose.

General Information

The Environmental Policy Board consists of members from the community and city staff representing critical interests in the continued development of the community. The Environmental Policy Board or EPB meets the 3rd Monday of each Month at 6:30 p.m. at Ramsey City Hall in the Lake Itasca Room, 7550 Sunwood Dr NW, Ramsey, MN 55303.

Work Plan

The Environmental Policy Board annually develops a work plan identifying items to research and/or develop. The work plan is subject to review and approval by the City Council.  Access the 2017-2019 City Council approved work plan.


Focus on Environment
The Environmental Policy Board produces articles for a Focus on Environment column that appears in each issue of the Ramsey Resident newsletter. 

Archive of past articles