Citizen Advisory Committee

The Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) is a volunteer advisory group that supports the watershed district in its mission to manage, restore, and protect water resources.


The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District CAC meets quarterly. Anyone interested in citizen education, water issues, or exploring the role of the District in managing water challenges with Nine Mile Creek or any of the District lakes is welcome to attend CAC meetings. Meetings are open to the public and will be held at Discovery Point (12800 Gerard Drive, Eden Prairie) and over zoom. Please see the Upcoming Events page for detailed agenda and zoom links for each meeting.

2024 Meeting Schedule

2024 meetings will take place from 7-8 PM, every other month, on the first Wednesday at Nine Mile Creek Discovery Point and online via Microsoft Teams. See dates below.

February 7: 2024: February 7 Nine Mile Creek CAC Meeting minutes

April 3: 2024: April 3 CAC Meeting minutes

June 5

August 7

October 2

December 4

Interested in Joining the CAC?

Members are appointed by the Board of Managers to serve one-year terms, and are appointed at the District’s monthly meeting in January. Contact Education and Outreach Coordinator Gael Zembal for more information.

CAC Application (PDF)

Download and complete the application form and submit to Gael at Qualified applicants will be asked to an informal interview. Rolling application deadline until all seats are filled.

People holding plants

“Because 9 Mile Creek meanders in our backyard, I first joined the CAC to learn more about water quality and our impact on the creek, so my kids and those further down the creek would continue to enjoy and explore this natural playground. Since joining, I’ve really enjoyed volunteering at community outreach events, throwing on some waders to identify water bugs, and even organizing a neighborhood trash pick up. And most importantly, I’ve been able to show my kids the impact they have on the creek they explore and the watershed they live in.”

-Charlotte, former CAC Chair

CAC Meeting Minutes


February 1: Minutes

April 5: minutes

June 7: minutes

August 2: minutes

October 4: minutes

December 6: minutes


Wednesday, February 2: Minutes

Wednesday, April 6: Minutes

Wednesday, June 1: Minutes

Wednesday, August 3: Minutes

Wednesday, October 5: Photo Contest selection

Wednesday, December 7: Minutes


Past CAC meeting minutes are available in the Resource Library under the filter Education Materials.


Contact Gael Zembal, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at 952-204-9691 or