City Detail

Background Information

City of Dilworth
County: Clay
Population: 4188
GreenStep City category: B
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 26
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

L. Peyton Mastera
City Staff
218-287-2313
City web page relating to sustainability/GreenStep activities:
GreenStep City resolution: Click here to view the file.
GreenStep City status and date: STEP 1 ( )

City Assessment Files and City Performance Metrics

City councils pass a resolution to join the GreenStep program and are recognized at Step 1. Step 2 and Step 3 recognition levels reflect completed city actions, reported and rated below with stars (1 star = good, 2 stars = better, 3 stars = best). The Assessment File below summarizes completed city actions in a short Word file. Step 4 recognition is awarded to cities who report a minimum number of core metrics for the previous calendar year. These metrics aim to show the aggregate, quantitative results of taking multiple GreenStep actions. Step 5 cities show improvement in the Step 4 metrics. See yearly data for Steps 4&5. Additional city data can be found by reviewing information on B3 Benchmarking and Regional Indicators Initiative.

Assessment File

Best Practice Actions Underway and Completed

Completed actions are denoted by stars.

Total completed actions: 2
2 star actions: 1
3 star actions: 1

Environmental Management Environmental Management

Parks and Trails {BP no.18}

3 star - Action 3: Achieve minimum levels of city green space and maximize the percent within a ten-minute walk of community members.
Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The city of Dilworth has 12 beautiful public parks, approximately 40 acres of municipal parks, that offer a variety of passive and active recreation within a ten-minute walk of over 90% of our residents.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
L. Peyton Mastera (City staff) | peyton.mastera@ci.dilworth.mn.us | 218-287-2313

Resilient Economic & Community Development Resilient Economic and Community Development

Local Food {BP no.27}

2 star - Action 3: Create, assist with and promote local food production/distribution within the city:
Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The city of Dilworth has a weekly farmer’s market operating in the summer at Whistle Stop Park, a city park. The farmer’s market is every Thursday from 4pm-8pm with vendors and farmers featuring a variety of fresh healthy vegetables, fruits, homemade jams and jellies, teas, jewelry, and unique handmade items. Dilworth also has two community gardens in town, one available to residents at no charge. The other is from Dilworth Lutheran Church and is open to anyone in the community free of charge, but individuals are asked to donate 10% of their produce at this location.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
Dilworth Lutheran Church;
For more information contact:
L. Peyton Mastera (City staff) | peyton.mastera@ci.dilworth.mn.us | 218-287-2313