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Tom Vellenga, Interim Director
(952) 361-1501

The Public Health & Environment Division was created as part of the 2009-2010 reorganization combining two former divisions: Public Health and Land & Water Services.  This new division includes the Public Health, Environmental Services, Land Management, and Planning & Water Management departments [the latter two departments were previously Planning & Zoning], and two agencies – Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Community Development Agency (CDA).  The environmental segment of the division is responsible for a wide array of programs and projects relating to land, water, housing, environment, conservation, and economic development.  The PH&E departments and agencies along with their respective program areas are shown below.

Public Health
Marcee Shaughnessy
(952) 361-1329

Prevent. Promote. Protect.
Preventing the spread of infectious disease; Promoting healthy communities and healthy behaviors; Protecting against environmental health hazards; Preparing for/responding to disasters, assisting communities in recovery; Assuring the quality and accessibility of health services.

Community Development Agency
Julie Frick
(952) 448-7715

Public Housing, Housing Assistance Programs, Economic Development

Environmental Services
Mike Lein
(952) 361-1800

Environmental Center, Recycling, Solid Waste, Industrial & Household Hazardous Waste, Feedlots, On-site Sewers, Burning Permits, Ag Inspections, Radon Kits

Land Management (formerly part of P&Z)
Steve Just
(952) 361-1820

Rural Zoning, Subdivision, Addresses, Building Permits, Ag Permits, Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment

Planning & Water Management (formerly part of P&Z)
Paul Moline
(952) 361-1825

Comprehensive Plan, Water Management Plan, Water Management Rules, Wetlands Conservation Act, Water Quality Report, Quality of Life Report, TMDL

Carver Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)
Mike Wanous
(952) 466-5230

Landowner Technical Assistance, Conservation Cost Share programs, Construction Site Erosion Control

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