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Representative Alicia Kozlowski statement on Great Lakes Commission Appointment

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - On February 15, Minnesota Speaker of the House, Melissa Hortman appointed Representative Alicia Kozlowski (DFL-Duluth) to serve on the Great Lakes Commission for the 2023-2024 biennium. 

“I want to express my excitement to work collaboratively on protecting clean water resources, tackling climate change, enhancing recreation, tourism, and commercial opportunities throughout the region with the Great Lakes Commission,” said Representative Alicia Kozlowski (DFL- Duluth) “I am optimistic about the financial trajectory and prosperity we will bring the Northland. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River maritime transportation system is vital to the economies of the United States and Canada and is critical to our success in Duluth and the Northland.” 

The Great Lakes Commission is an interstate compact agency established under state and U.S. federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong economy, healthy environment, and high quality of life for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region and its residents. The commission consists of governors’ appointees, state legislators, and agency officials from its eight member states. Associate membership for Ontario and Québec was established through the signing of a “Declaration of Partnership.” The commission maintains a formal Observer program involving U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, tribal authorities, binational agencies, and other regional interests. The Commission offices are in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Learn more at