Cities working to implement GreenStep best practices can call on GreenStep advisors, our health & climate manager Nissa Tupper from the MN Dept. of Heatlh, and representatives of the GreenStep partnership. In addition, contact the GreenStep coordinator using the contact information below to:

  • Ask questions to better understand the GreenStep Cities program

  • Clarify where to find different types of resources on the web site
  • Request a person to visit your city
  • Ask for help in connecting students to needed work in GreenStep cities
  • Find out more about RETAP consulting time available to your city, and about applying in winter for a GreenCorps member
  • Send in your GreenStep City resolution and city contact information via e-mail
  • Get help documenting your accomplishments online
  • Request a unique web link in order to submit the GreenStep Stormwater Assessment and Step 4/5 Metrics
  • Make suggestions for improving the GreenStep program
  • Attend a meeting of the GreenStep partners
  • Report errors on the web site, suggest new resources, and identify broken web links

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Who can help? Talk to best practice advisors.

The MN GreenStep Cities program – find us easily in the future at – is coordinated by three co-directors:



Philipp Muessig
Assistance Division
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 
520 Lafayette Rd. N., 2nd Floor 
St. Paul, MN 55155-4194
651/757-2594 or 800/657-3864

Philipp Muessig's background is in science and community development, with previous jobs in minerals exploration, cooperative business development and neighborhood association management. A graduate of Carleton College, he now co-directs the MN GreenStep Cities program and periodically participates in MN Design Team charrettes. Prior work includes transportation topic lead for the MN Green Corps and co-director of the (former) MN Sustainable Communities Network (NextStep).


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Kristin Mroz
Environmental Quality Board
520 Lafayette Rd. N., 2nd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55155-4194

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a degree in Natural Resource Management, Kristin provided environmental education in Nicaragua as a Peace Corps volunteer before working as the Environmental Coordinator at the City of Elk River. Today, Kristin is the Local Government Coordinator with the EQB, supporting Minnesota communities in the GreenStep program, coordinating statewide collaboration on emerging environmental issues, and providing technical assistance with the Minnesota Environmental Review program.


Abby Finis
Great Plains Institute
2801 21st Ave S., Suite 220
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Abby began her career at the Minnesota Department of Commerce where she implemented local government energy efficiency programs, and served as staff representative to the Clean Energy Resource Teams and to GreenStep. A move to CR Planning, a small urban planning firm that specialized in sustainability and energy, led to her current position at the Great Plains Institute, where Abby continues her work with GreenStep, and with communities throughout the Midwest, focusing on solar energy opportunities and community resiliency. Abby received a Master's of Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon.