The Energy City Commission promotes the City of Elk River as a hub of energy technology, energy manufacturing, energy demonstrations, recycling, use of green products, and the adoption of sustainable living practices. For more detailed information, see Chapter 2, Article V, "Boards and Commissions" of the Elk River City Code.
The Energy City Commission consists of up to eleven members appointed by the City Council. Terms are three years beginning on the first day of March; however, members shall hold office until their successors have been appointed. Members shall consist of one representative of the following: City Council/Economic Development Authority, Elk River Municipal Utilities, and Elk River Chamber of Commerce. Members shall also consist of one representative designated by a school located in Elk River, and up to seven representatives from energy-related businesses, which can include consultants, manufacturers, technology, environmental, energy producers, and/or energy providers. Members shall also consist of commercial or residential customers (representatives must receive at least one city service- water, sewer, trash collection, or electric delivery); or non-profit organizations (this can include schools, youth organizations, or businesses as determined by the city council). Each Commission member is also involved with at least one subcommittee: Visionary, Energy Design, Sustainable Living, Demonstration.
The Commission meets every other month on the third Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 8:30 a.m. at Elk River City Hall.