Sean Gosiewski, Executive Director,

Sean brings 30 years of experience bringing community leaders together to envision and build sustainable communities, providing hands-on tools and training to build community, health, wealth and local resilience. He holds a Master’s in Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA, a B.A. summa cum laude in Speech Communications and Foreign Studies from the University of Minnesota, and speaks fluent Spanish. Sean received a Technology of Participation Champion’s Award from the Institute of Cultural Affairs. Sean is a Certified Master Water Steward.

Russ Adams, Policy Advisor, past Executive Director of the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

Vicki O’Day, Development Advisor, Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) Imagined Relevance Imagined Relevance, previously Director Of Development Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL)

Jim Erkel, Policy Advisor, Retired Environmental Lawyer Interested in Equitable Land Use and Transportation

Phil Muessig, Policy Advisor, Retired from MN GreenStep Cities director role May 2020. Phil’s background is in community development and science

Our Board

Terry Gips, Board President
President, Sustainability Associates
St. Louis Park, MN

Jennifer Munt, Board Chair, Executive Director Minnesota Teamster’s Beureau, previous Member of the Metropolitan Council, active with the Minnetonka Climate Initiative

Collie Graddick, Co-Founder Community Table Cooperative, MN Department of Agriculture, St. Paul, MN


Addie Adams, Housing Developer with Bungalow, San Francisco Bay Area

Robert Blake, Executive Director, Native Sun, is currently leading a major solar installation at the Red Lake Nation and serves on the Governor’s Workforce Development Board.

Edith Makra, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Director Of Environmental Initiatives, Chicago, IL . Greenest Region Compact

Cass McLaughlin,  St. Paul, MN, Community Spirit Ventures Mindfulness Instructor, Whittier Clinic, Group Visits Program Coordinator/Facilitator

Stan Ponkin, Inver Grove Heights, MN, Senior Tax Accountant, Public Sector, Clifton Larson Allen also active with the Toast Masters in the Twin Cities,


Jared Wiedmeyer , Minneapolis, MN Public & Government Coordinator at CTV North Suburbs


Litter Be Gone Team – Andrea Siegel, Litter Be Gone Coordinator and Social Media, Amy Dritz, PR/Media, LouAnn Waddick,  Kristel Porter, Ben Mitchel, Sean Gosiewski

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