Community Education Advisory Council

  • Group photo of the Community Education Advisory Council

    The purpose of the Community Education Advisory Council is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Community Education Department and the Director of Community Education in the fulfillment of the Department Mission:

    “To Provide Learning Opportunities and Resources for Our Community to Develop Life-long Skills.”

    Membership Requirements and Selection Criteria

    Members must be legal residents, employees or officers of collaborating organizations, or employees of the Lakeville Area Schools.

    Membership will be considered according to the following criteria:

    • Expressed interest in school and community affairs.
    • Expressed interest in the Community Education philosophy and its development.
    • Leadership potential.
    • Enthusiasm and interest in working towards the CEAC Mission and goals.
    • Ability to participate on a regular basis.
    • Ability to maintain diversity within the membership.
    • Current or potential conflicts of interest.

    Term limits are three years for members, two years for community liaisons, and one year for students.

    Typical Meeting Schedule

    4-5 meetings/year.

    Thursday evenings, 6:15-7:45 pm. In-person and remote participation via Google Meet options are available.

    Meetings are open to the public and are generally held on Thursday evenings, every other month.  As meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change, please call 952-232-2150 to confirm meetings before attending.

    2024-25 Dates

    • October 3, 2024
    • November 14, 2024
    • January 9, 2025
    • March 13, 2025
    • May 8, 2024


    Administrative Contact

    Lisa Wright, Community Education Administrative Assistant

Information & Forms

Community Education Advisory Council Members 2024-25

  • Voting Members
    Carla Student - Chair
    Elise Smith-Dewey - Vice-Chair
    Betty Jo Kiesow - Secretary
    Jane Anderson
    Joe Davis
    Leslie Johnson
    Alana Kniefel
    Angie Lueschen
    Georgetta Olson
    Annika Phomsamouth
    Tevyan Sorensen
    Laurie Lawson/Shannon Grazzini - ECFE Advisory Council Liaison

    Non-Voting Liaisons
    Kim Baker - Board of Education
    Jessica Davidson - Elko New Market Park & Rec.
    Phillip Swayne - Equity Services Department
    Stephanie Opstad - Dakota Co. Libraries
    Kacie Robinson - Lakeville Park & Rec.