Senator Rest appointed to the Great Lakes Commission
Senator Ann H. Rest (DFL-New Hope) was recently appointed to serve in the Minnesota delegation to the Great Lakes Commission. Established in 1955 by the Great Lakes Basin Compact, the Commission works to “promote the orderly, integrated, and comprehensive development, use, and conservation of the water resources of the Great Lakes Basin.”
“Lake Superior is one of Minnesota’s greatest resources and we should be doing everything we can to protect it,” said Sen. Rest. “The health of Lake Superior is directly connected to the health of the other Great Lakes and the states and provinces surrounding them. I am excited about the opportunity to serve on this commission and look forward to getting to work.”
Sen. Rest will be joining Representatives Thomas Huntley (DFL-Duluth) and Carolyn McElfatrick (R-Deer River), Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon and Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria) in representing Minnesota on the Commission. Sen. Rest previously served on the Commission from 2001-2006.
Comprised of delegates from eight states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin) and two provinces (Ontario and Quebec), the Commission works to coordinate state and provincial efforts to create a strong economy, healthy environment and high quality of life for the Great Lakes and those living around them.
Senator Rest also serves as chair of the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, a nonpartisan group of state and provincial lawmakers from the Great Lakes states and provinces that work to together to promote the restoration and protection of the Great Lakes and to encourage the exchange of ideas and information on key Great Lakes issues.
For more information on the Great Lakes Commission, visit http://www.glc.org/. Sen. Rest can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her office at (651) 296-2889.