Refreshments will be served.

Where: Pohlad Hall (S-280 2nd Floor), Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis MN 55401

When: Thursday, July 26, 2:30 PM reception; meeting program from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Welcome & Introductions (10 minutes)

Snapshot of the Disposition Study Process Underway (5 minutes)

  • Mike DeRusha, USACE, Lock Master
  • Nan Bischoff, USACE, Disposition Study Project Manager

Update on Coalition Objectives, Key Actors, and Progress (10 minutes)

  • John Anfinson, MNRRA Superintendent, National Park Service (on visitation and potential)
  • Brian Werner, Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar (recent and upcoming Congressional action)

City Perspective (10 minutes)

  • Melissa Lesch, City of Minneapolis Intergovernmental Relations
  • Shauen Pearce, Office of the Mayor, City of Minneapolis

USACE Disposition Study: Panel/Q&A (60 minutes)
Get up to speed & get into dialogue with coordinating riverfront organizations who are actively engaged in the process:

  • Whitney Clark, Friends of the MIssissippi River
  • Tom Evers, Minneapolis Park Foundation
  • Chris Goepfert, National Parks Conservation Association
  • Katie Nyberg, Mississippi Park Connection
  • Kjersti Monson, Friends of the Lock & Dam

In Process: Surfacing the “Big Vision” (15 minutes)

  • Tom Evers, Minneapolis Park Foundation
  • Beth Shogren, Green Minneapolis