Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Council honors past members

News Release From The MN DNR

The Governor’s Council on Minnesota’s Coastal Program recently honored its past members who have served on the advisory board.

At the annual meeting, seven past serving members were acknowledged including:
- Arnold Overby, served eight years as an at-large member
- Robert Pokela, served three years representing Carlton County
- Helena Jackson, served eight years representing St. Louis County
- Louise Thureen, served four years representing Lake County
- Joanne Fay, served eight years representing St. Louis County
- James Hall, served eight years representing Cook County
- Thomas Spence, served seven years representing Cook County

The 15-member board, known as the Coastal Council, is made up of 12 members from the coastal counties of Cook, Lake, St. Louis, and Carlton along with three at-large members. The group is charged with recommending program priorities and grant projects for funding, annually reviewing the program’s administrative budget and reviewing the entire program every two years. The Coastal Council makes recommendations to the commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources.

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News release has been provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. For more info please visit:http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/index.php/2007/09/11/minnesotas-lake-superior-coastal-council-honors-past-members/#more-41971


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