State of Brownfields

Tuesday, November 15
1 pm - 4 pm
State of Minnesota Capitol Complex - Vault Room

75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
St Paul, MN 55155

The State of Brownfields 2022 will be an opportunity to hear from Public Policy leaders throughout Minnesota and the Region.   The afternoon session at the Minnesota State Capitol will focus on state and federal policy updates from last year along with a look ahead to the 2023 Minnesota Legislative Session and the 118th Congress.   A happy hour will follow the event in St. Paul.

Member Pricing: $85.00
Non-Member Pricing: $100

Prices increase on Monday, November 7. 

State of Brownfields 2022 Agenda

Vault Room – Minnesota State Capitol Building
November 15, 2022
1:00PM – 4PM Program
4:00PM – 6:00PM  Happy Hour @ W.A. Frost 374 Selby Avenue, St. Paul

1. Federal Update: Brownfield Policy at the Federal Level / Midterm Analysis and what is ahead for the 118th Congress
Josh Straka, District Director and Representative Betty McCollum’s Office

2. State Executive Branch Update: Infrastructure Law Implementation and State Authorization Language for Matching Funds
Sasha Bergman, Assistant Chief of Staff, For Policy, Administration, & Federal Affairs, Office of Governor Tim Walz (invited)

3. State Legislative Update: 
Senator Eric Pratt, Chair, Senate Jobs, Economic Growth Finance & Policy
4. State Regulatory Policy Update – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
a. Jessie Ebertz – Introduction, organization structure, infrastructure grant money
b. Amy Hadiaris – Brownfields Sub-Team for PFAS
c. Yodit Sheido – PFAS Remediation Guidance, Update for 2023
d. Chris Goscinak – New Guidance for Vapor Intrusion Communications BMP

5.  Future Development Opportunities at The Heights: Projects in St. Paul
Kathryn Sarnecki  - SVP Real Estate & Development, Saint Paul Port Authority

6. State Lobbyist Panel: Policy reflections from the past biennium, analysis of the upcoming session and midterm elections analysis
a. Charlie Vander Aarde – Minnesota Brownfields Board Vice-Chair and Senior Account Supervisor - Public Affairs, Tunheim
b. Sam Richie – EDAM Lobbyist, Associate, Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A.
c. Joe Bagnoli – Shareholder, Winthrop & Weinstine, Advocacy & Lobbying/Regulatory & Government Relations
d. Paul Eger – Senior Vice President for Government Affairs – Minnesota Realtors

Adjourn to WA Frost for Minnesota Brownfields Happy Hour Sponsored by Lathrop GPM

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