ST. PAUL-The Metropolitan Council has named 18 members to a land use advisory committee to aid with development and planning that significantly impacts the metro.

The committee is required to include at least 17 members, one from each council district, and additional members needed to ensure representation in each of the seven counties, and a chair. At least half of the members must be local elected officials. The committee will meet monthly. The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning agency for the seven-county metropolitan area.

The land use committee consists of Tom Egan, chairman, Metropolitan Council member, Eagan; Marvin Johnson, elected official, Independence; Mason Schmitz, elected official, Brooklyn Park; Robyn Cook, elected official, Wayzata; Mark Schiffman, elected official, Waconia; Robert Vogel, elected official, New Market; Steve Elkins, elected official, Bloomington; Don Keysser, Golden Valley; Barbara Johnson, elected official, Minneapolis; Duane Arens, St. Anthony; David Elvig, elected official, Ramsey; Jed Ipsen, Roseville; Bart Rehbein, Centerville; E. Craig Morris, elected official, Lakeland; Michael Noonan, Mendota Heights; Deborah Haugh, St. Paul; Nancy Schouweiler, elected official, Inver Grove Heights; and Eino Ristola, elected official, Hampton Township.

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