The Community Advisory Council (CAC) to Flint Hills Resources is:
- A thoughtful and committed group of volunteer citizen representatives
- working to fulfill the organization’s vision of creating open dialogue between the community and the Flint Hills Resources (FHR) Pine Bend Refinery
- with a common goal to enhance the quality of life in Dakota County through vibrant relationships, transparent communication and purposeful action.
The CAC hosts monthly meetings open to the public; conducts information gathering on relevant community and refinery topics; seeks expert knowledge and counsel on environmental, health and safety issues; details comprehensive and highly-technical environmental and safety reports…these are just some of the efforts that began in 1998 and continue today.
The Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend Refinery is a leading producer of transportation fuels and other petroleum products. The refinery is located in Rosemount, MN.
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Our members serve on three core committees that play an integral role in carrying out the CAC’s vision:
Members live in communities surrounding the Pine Bend Refinery including Rosemount, Inver Grove Heights, Coates, Apple Valley, Eagan, Hastings, Empire Township, Vermilion Township and Nininger Township. In addition, the CAC roster includes a nonvoting Minnesota Pollution Control Agency representative, a nonvoting student representative from the High School for Environmental Studies as well as three Flint Hills Resources employees.
A historical snapshot of the CAC, featuring our milestones, is featured in our comprehensive CAC History document.