Environmental Quality Commission

EQC Photo

Pictured: Lucy Mennsen, Martha Larson, Bruce Anderson, Evan Pak, Janet Petri, Daniel Jones, George Kinney, and Michael Provancha.
Not pictured: Luke Pegram.

Meeting day, time and location

Third Wednesday of each month
6:00 p.m.

City Hall, Council Chambers
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Meeting packets and supplemental material

11-15-23 EQC Meeting Agenda Packet

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The City meeting archives contain agendas, minutes, handouts and additional information.

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  1. Hearing Assistance Available

    In the Council Chambers, an induction loop system is provided for hearing device users. To use:

    • Someone with no hearing aids will need a loop receiver with an earpiece or headset.
    • Someone with hearing aids and NO T-Coil will need a loop receiver with an earpiece or headset.
    • Someone with hearing aids and have T-Coil in the hearing aid will change the setting of the hearing aid from microphone to T-Coil. They will NOT need a receiver as the T-Coil in their hearing aid is the loop receiver.
    • Not all hearing aids have T-Coils because of the size or money, so they are limited.


NameTitleTerm expiration
Bruce AndersonMemberDecember 31, 2025
Daniel JonesVice-ChairDecember 31, 2023
George KinneyMemberDecember 31, 2023
VACANTMemberDecember 31, 2025
VACANTMemberDecember 31, 2024
Janet PetriChairDecember 31, 2024
Michael ProvanchaMemberDecember 31, 2025
Jael CondeYouth Representative (non-voting member)2023-2024 school year
Luke PegramYouth Representative (voting member)
2023-2024 school year

Contacting the commission

If you have questions or comments, you can email the commission. Each member will receive your email. When replying to your email, a commission member cannot reply to all members, only to you. This avoids violating the open meeting law.

Email the Environmental Quality Commission


For general information about the commission, please contact a staff liaison. Also, if you have questions or comments for the commission, contact a staff liaison and they will assist.

NameTitlePhone number
Risi KarimAssistant to the City Administrator507-645-3074


The City of Northfield Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) advises on matters concerning environmental quality and natural resources, including the implementation of the environmental policy enacted by ordinance.

Membership requirements

The commission consists of seven members appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. Each member serves a three-year term. There is a consecutive three-term limit. Members do not receive monetary compensation.


  1. You can apply to more than one board, commission or task force.

    Apply for a board, commission, or task force

    Applications are also available at:

    City Hall
    801 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057

    Northfield Public Library
    210 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057