Community Involvement

Event #1: Introduction to the Environmental Review Process

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
                   (Presentation at 6:30)
 
Location: Crystal Community Center
                  4800 Douglas Drive N
                  Crystal, MN 55429
 

The purpose of this public meeting is to:

  • introduce the environmental review requirements and process
  • share the objectives of the airport improvements (“Purpose & Need”)
  • review the project design alternatives
  • present preliminary findings on the environmental effects of the preferred alternative and the “No-Action” alternative
  • outline next steps for the public to submit comments during the subsequent public comment period
  • give community members an opportunity to ask questions.
 

Airport Community Panel

The Airport Community Panel (ACP) is an advisory board made up of representatives of major community stakeholder groups that are more closely involved in the project than the public at large. The ACP serves several important functions including: representing a broad range of stakeholder groups, receiving information about the environmental review and sharing it with constituencies; providing input to the environmental review as the voice of key stakeholders ensuring public concerns and aspirations are considered; and, in some cases, providing technical advice to the environmental review team. 

The first meeting of the ACP took place on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. at the Crystal Airport. Members of the public were welcome to attend the ACP meeting as observers. The agenda included a brief public comment period at the end of the meeting to answer questions or listen to comments from the public.  
 
Meeting minutes and other documents associated with the ACP meetings can be found on the Documents and Links page.

The panel is made up of representatives from the following entities: 

Representation Name Position
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Kyle Lewis Great Lakes Region Manager
Airport Tenants/Users  Warren Batzlaff Airport User/Tenant
 
Metropolitan Airports Commission Staff Neil Ralston
Gary Schmidt
Airport Planner
Director of Reliever Airports
City of Crystal Dan Olson City Planner
City of Brooklyn Park Cindy Sherman Planning Director
City of Brooklyn Center Ginny McIntosh Planning Specialist
Metropolitan Airports Commission Commissioner Katie Clark-Sieben District C
Citizen Representative Julie Deshler City of Crystal
Council Member
Hennepin County Jason Gottfried Senior Transportation Planner