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Board, Advisors & Staff

The Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board has 12 members. The Board is chaired by the Lieutenant Governor and includes 11 additional appointed members:

  • The Governor appoints four members.
  • The Mayor of Saint Paul appoints three members with the advice and consent of the City Council. One of the Mayor's appointees must be a resident of the planning council district that includes the Capitol Area.
  • The Speaker of the House appoints two members of the House of Representatives
  • The President of the Senate appoints two Senators.

Board Members

Name Address
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, Chair 130 State Capitol
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Kate Beane 345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55102
James McClean 523 Jackson Street, #216
Saint Paul, MN 55101
James Garrett 275 East 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Don Grundhauser 14 Winter Street
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Daniel Yang 1522 Point Douglas Rd., S.
Saint Paul, MN 55119
Rep. Mike Freiberg 381 State Office Building
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Alicia Belton 635 9th St. SE, Ste. 100
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Senator Carla Nelson 3235 State Office Building
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Elaine Fink 8701 Westmoreland Lane
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Senator Sandra Pappas 2205 MN Senate Building
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Rep. Jerry Hertaus 389 State Office Building
Saint Paul, MN 55155

Architectural Advisors

Name Title Address
Denita Lemmon AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Associate Principal | Architect Miller Dunwiddie Architects
100 Washington Ave. S., Ste. 500 Minneapolis, MN 55401
Tony Chevalier, PLA Planning & Landscape Architecture 3149 39th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55406
Michael Bjornberg, FAIA Sr. Project Manager Leo A Daly 730 2nd Ave. S., Ste. 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402


Name Email Phone
Merritt Clapp-Smith, Executive Secretary 651-757-1507
Peter Musty, Principal Planner & Zoning Administrator 651-757-1501
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