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Rep. Hansen statement on appointment of new MPCA Commissioner

Friday, October 29, 2021

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Katrina Kessler as Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL – South St. Paul), chair of the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee, released the following statement:  

“I applaud Governor Walz for selecting a capable leader with a broad range of experience to be the next leader of the MPCA. I know Commissioner Kessler is prepared to hit the ground running and to lead efforts to protect our environment. I look forward to working with her to preserve our natural resources and ensure Minnesota continues to be a healthy place to live.” 

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