Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dakota County Board seeks applicants to serve on Lebanon Hills Regional Park 2014 Master Plan Citizen Panel

The Dakota County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested applicants to serve on its Lebanon Hills Regional Park 2014 Master Plan Citizen Panel and review specific elements of the park's draft 2014 Master Plan to provide comments to the Board.


The panel — which will consist of no more than 20 members — is expected to meet approximately eight times between April 1 and Dec. 31, with meetings being held in the evenings and likely lasting a maximum of three hours.


To achieve a productive Citizen Panel, desirable applicants should have:

  • Respect for and interest in the perspectives of other potential park users;
  • An ability to work toward finding common ground and solutions on a range of controversial and/or complex issues; and
  • Support for the mission of Lebanon Hills Regional Park as serving the diverse outdoor recreation needs of the Twin Cities metro area and all Dakota County residents.


Applications can be mailed to the Sr. Administrative Coordinator to the Board, Dakota County Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033, emailed to board@co.dakota.mn.us, or faxed to 651-438-4405. They must be submitted by the end of the day on March 28.


Each commissioner will use the pool of applicants to nominate two representatives to the Citizen Panel. Their selections will not necessarily come from their respective districts, but will properly represent Dakota County residents and their interests. Selected candidates will be notified by phone or email, and official panel appointments will be made April 8.


For more information or to obtain an application, visit www.dakotacounty.us/parks and search master plan.

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