City Detail

Background Information

City of Mendota Heights
County: Dakota
Population: 11289
GreenStep City category: A
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 75
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

Cassandra Johnson
City Staff
651-255-1347
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: 1
2 star actions: 1

Resilient Economic & Community Development Resilient Economic and Community Development

Local Food {BP no.27}

2 star - Action 2:

Facilitate creation of home/community gardens, chicken & bee keeping, and incorporation of food growing areas/access in multifamily and residential developments.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2014 (bees) 2017 (chickens)
Implementation details:
The City of Mendota Heights allows the keep of chickens at residents' homes along with bees on 50 acres or more of land.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Cassandra Schueller (City staff) | cschueller@wspmn.gov | 16515524118