Green Path Building Conference

 

Several city leaders gave insight into how they feel the building community can work together with city leaders to achieve green initiatives at the Minnesota Green Path Building Conference in Nov. 2018. Overall the consensus was collaboration and innovation.

From left to right: Dan Roe, Luke Hellier, Shawn Nelson, Mary Guiliani Stephens

From left to right: Dan Roe, Luke Hellier, Shawn Nelson, Mary Guiliani Stephens

Here’s what the panelists had to say:

“We have unique challenges out there as a growing city. This is not on the front burner of our council, so I encourage you to reach out to us and make it more of a priority; our door is absolutely open.”

Luke Hellier, LAKEVILLE CITY COUNCIL

“We have to be adaptable to what’s out there, and we need to not have rigid sets of rules and procedures that doesn’t allow that to happen. We need a great community with all of the assets.”

Dan Roe, ROSEVILLE MAYOR

“We need to be open to new ideas and ready for them, allow builders and developers to innovate, and not stand in the way with unnecessary regulations.”

Shawn Nelson, BLOOMINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

“This really is going to be consumer- and market-driven. It’s paying attention to what’s happening in the market. What are the barriers to implementing some of these things? We need to know those things.”

Mary Guiliani Stephens, WOODBURY MAYOR

 
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