Sustainability (Green) Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Thursday of the month
  • City Hall
    11155 Robinson Drive
    Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View most recent Agenda and Minutes.



  1. Chris Backes, Chair
  2. Kelsey Brodt, Co-Chair
  3. Kate Anderson
  4. Peter Butler
  5. Eve Commerford 
  6. Elzaki Ishag
  7. Keygan McClellan
  8. Lynne Riley
  9. Josh Zeller

About the Sustainability Commission

Created in 2008, the Sustainability Commission researches ideas and options for sustainable living within the City of Coon Rapids. This includes reviewing current practices as well as working with the Coon Rapids City Council on various proposals for city building designs. The Commission will focus attention on issues that impact energy and water use, building materials, waste management and recycling. Read more about sustainability in Coon Rapids on the sustainability webpage

Mission Statement

The Coon Rapids Sustainability Commission supports city efforts to promote a green, sustainable and affordable community by studying strategies and making recommendations that aid our community in reaching sustainability goals.


The Sustainability Commission has been actively working to help further sustainability initiatives in Coon Rapids through a variety of projects.

  • Backyard Chickens: Residents are now able to raise chickens in Coon Rapids to produce eggs, which provide a local, sustainable food sources for families. Be sure to follow City guidelines and obtain a permit before purchasing chickens.
  • Native Plants: Alternatives to traditional turf grass provide water saving measures, create pollinator habitats and give residents alternative options for their lawns. Once established, these landscapes require very little maintenance or water. City code outlines where native plant landscape areas are allowed and other guidelines.