Meeting – January 10, 2013

  River Valley Action Monthly Gathering

Thursday, January 10, 2013 (6:30 to 8:30 P.M.)

Gearing Up for the 2013 Legislative Session:
A Preview of What's Coming and Setting RVA Priorities
Plus, see below: 2013 MN Environmental Congress feedback!


  • Introductions and announcements
  • Transportation Funding: Follow-up from December Meeting
  • Gearing Up for 2013: Assure RVA's Priorities Reflect Yours
    • Chris Conry, Economy Program Manager at Take Action Minnesota, will provide a preview of expected issues to be addressed by the legislature in 2013. The decisions they make will impact the rights and services of Minnesotans.
    • Brainstorming and Prioritizing Issues for RVA to Address
    • Small group discussions of how RVA Members will address highest priority issues.
    • Small groups report back to full group with actions and activities planned.
  • Update on RVA communications/e-mail system
  • Wrap-up

Online feedback invited for 2013 MN Environmental Congress
Minnesota law directs the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) to host an annual Environmental Congress. A 2013 Environmental Congress is scheduled to be held in March 2013, at which state leaders will meet in a one-day summit to review report card findings, discuss public feedback received at citizen forums, and begin planning a blueprint for Minnesota's environmental future.

In the Fall 2012, a series of forums were held to provide citizens an opportunity to give input and feedback on issues related to Minnesota's environment. The public is still able to share their insights online.

Comments will be accepted at until January 15, 2013 to the following questions:
1. What concerns, if any, do you have related to quality of life now and in the years to come? (Think in terms of a next generation time frame – such as the next generation of children or grandchildren.)
2. If you have concerns about the next generation's quality of life, can you envision a better scenario? What does your vision for an ideal future quality of life look like?
3. What actions do you propose we take (as individual citizens or as a state) to address these issues in the years to come?

There is also space on this web site to enter any additional comments, questions, or concerns.

River Valley Action is a non-partisan, progressive, political organization that, through education, observation, and action, keeps ourselves and our neighbors informed on state issues impacting residents of Washington County.

Monthly meetings are held at the
Washington County Government Center, South Wing
14949 62nd St North, Stillwater, MN

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