Environmental Commission


The Environmental Commission is appointed by the County Board. The commission is responsible for formulating and recommending environmental policies and monitoring program implementation to assure coordination and integration of County functions that impact the environment.

Functions of the Environmental Commission: Develop and recommend environmental policies and priorities to the County Board. Review, update, and recommend for final approval environmental plans:

  • solid waste management plan
  • land use plan
  • water plan
  • industrial waste plan
  • community health services environmental plan

(1) Review ordinances, (2) monitor the implementation of plans, policies, programs and grants, (3) conduct public hearings/meetings as needed to solicit citizen input on environmental issues, programs, and projects.

This Board meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7:15 PM at the Government Center in room 2A/B.

Appointed Public Officials

  • James Schumann - Chair
  • Jason Albers - Vice Chair
  • Irv Plitzuweit
  • Joe Marchesani
  • Brooke Carlson
  • Jodi Larson

 Elected Officials

  • Mark Thein, County Commissioner
  • Stephanie Podulke, County Commissioner
  • Nick Campion, Rochester City Council
  • Roger Richardson, Township Representative
  • Brian Braaten, Township Representative