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Steven Ellison, Senior Manager, ICF

Steven has more than 22 years of experience working in energy efficiency related fields. In the past, he has held certifications as a RESNET HERS Rater, RESNET QAQC Designee, IECC Residential Code Inspector, and BPI Building Analyst. Steven has taught more than 100 seminars. ICF is the High Efficiency New Home program implementer for Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy.

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Gary Glawe, Senior Facilities Director, Target Field

A graduate of University of Wisconsin Stout, Gary is LEED certified for New Construction, Operations and Maintenance, and Performance Path ARC (state-of-the-art platform designed to help improve sustainability performance).

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Mary Giuliani Stephens, Woodbury Mayor

Mary was elected Woodbury’s fifth mayor, and first female mayor in 2010. She has served on the City Council since 2007. She is President of the Woodbury Economic Development Authority and is Chair of the Woodbury Housing and Redevelopment Authority.


SHAWN NELSON, Bloomington Council Member

Shawn has served on the Bloomington City Council since 2017. He is President of New Spaces, a residential design/build remodeler company and has served as President of BATC-Housing First Minnesota in 2014.

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Luke Hellier, Lakeville Council Member

Luke was appointed to the Dakota County Planning Commission in 2015 and elected to the Lakeville City Council in 2016. Luke earned his degree in political science from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. 

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Dan Roe, Roseville Mayor

Dan has served as Roseville’s Mayor since 2011. A mechanical engineer who works as a sales manager for Dynamic Air Inc. in Vadnais Heights, he has also served stints on the Planning Commission, Twin Lakes Stakeholder Panel, and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Citizen Advisory Team.


Dale Stroud, Senior Business Advisor, Uponor North America

Dale has been involved in the building products industry, from both an end-product standpoint and as a raw material supplier. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Kettering University and a Master of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic University. Dale is a founding member of Uponor’s Sustainability Team.  


Robert Warner, President, Warners’ Stellian

Robert has worked for his family’s appliance company full-time since 1988. A self-proclaimed 30,000-feet thinker, Robert initiated an aggressive recycling program at Warners’ Stellian resulting in literally tons of appliance packaging being removed from the waste stream.