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About the Membership & Operations Committee

Membership & Operations

The Membership and Operations Committee works to ensure effective internal operations of the CAC, and oversee external communications with the larger community.

CAC Membership

Membership to the CAC includes a total of 19 community members representing the communities surrounding the refinery: Rosemount, Inver Grove Heights, Coates, Apple Valley, Eagan, Hastings, Empire Township, Vermillion Township and Nininger Township. Community members may serve up to two, 3-year terms. Membership on the CAC also includes a non-voting representative from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), a voting student representative from the High School for Environmental Studies (SES) and three Flint Hills Resources (FHR) employees. Voting members from FHR including the Pine Bend Refinery Manager, and a FHR employee union representative.

Membership openings on the CAC are announced each spring.

The committee works in conjunction with the CAC's Facilitator and Membership Consultant, and makes recommendations to the full CAC regarding changes to the CAC's Operating Practices and Principles, and its annual membership selection process. The CAC continues to utilize the annual membership selection process originally designed in conjunction with the MN League of Women Voters in 1998.

The committee promotes the CAC's inititatives to the larger community through its website, community-wide meetings and other communications efforts.

Committee Members

Nichole Boehmke
Nichole Boehmke
Inver Grove Heights
Thomas Bullington
Thomas Bullington
Hastings
Ron Elmquist
Ron Elmquist
Eagan
Paul Kluskowski - Co-chair
Paul Kluskowski - Co-chair
Hastings
Lyndon Nelson
Lyndon Nelson
Eagan
James
James "Logan" Paquin - Co-chair
Coates
Heather Rein
Heather Rein
Koch/Flint Hills Resources
David Ritchie
David Ritchie
Nininger Township