RCLLG Collective Action Workgroup

Collective Action Priority

Climate action is a collective priority of the members of the Ramsey County League of Local Governments (“RCLLG”), which represent Ramsey County municipalities, including 14 cities, one township, four school districts, the County Government, and various associate and individual members.

In 2024, the Collective Action Committee has formed into the Climate Action Working Group (CLAW) to represent RCLLG members and other Ramsey County jurisdictions working to meet the initiatives outlined in the 2024 work plan.

About the Collective Action Committee

With today’s complex social and economic issues, individual units of government can no longer solve these problems by working alone. A collective voice and action is needed. The Ramsey County League of Local Governments was established to foster coordination and collaboration, and it’s time to put that mission into practice!

Any elected official or staff member of a member organization is invited to join. See below for the current roster. The group currently meets monthly via zoom meeting.

Please join us! We need your community or agency at the table. Contact RCLLG@fusionlp.org for more information or to join.

Collective Work Initiatives

  • Ensure the collective action committee has at least five members inclusive of all membership types, including at least one county representative.
  • Achieve the initiatives as outlined in the work plan. 
  • Share RCLLG’s priorities with state legislators.
  • Create an advocacy communication template to make it easy for members to connect with local legislators and policy makers with a unified message.

Collective Action Workgroup Members

John Doan Council Member, City of Shoreview
Teresa Miller Council Member, City of Little Canada
Abi Philips Climate and Health Planner, Ramsey County
Mary Jo McGuire Commissioner, Ramsey County
Melissa Finnegan Government Affairs Specialist
Jennifer O’Rourke Director of Governmental Relations
Jan Jenson Council Member, Village of St. Anthony
Steve Rogers Council Member, City of Vadnais Heights
Robin Schroeder Council Member, Cty of Roseville
Emily Rousseau Council Member, City of Arden Hills
Tena Monson Council Member, City of Arden Hills
Sean Gosiewski Executive Director, Resilient Cities and Communities (RCC)
Steve Jorrisen Board Secretary, Resilient Cities and Communities (RCC)

Contact RCLLG@fusionlp.org for more information or to join!

Past Collective Action Priority

2022 – Mental Health (read the legislative action letter here)