Conservation Minnesota

John Linc Stine, MPCA Commissioner


John Linc Stine was appointed Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) by Governor Mark Dayton effective May 14, 2012.

John joined the MPCA in March 2011, as Deputy Commissioner.  Prior to joining the MPCA, John served as Assistant Commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Health where he was responsible for overseeing the department’s public health emergency preparedness, environmental health, infectious disease prevention/control and the public health laboratory functions.

John also worked for 25 years with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as a hydrologist and administrator specializing in shoreland, flood plain, and wild and scenic river programs, water resource management and regulation.  John also served as Assistant Director of the Trails and Waterways Division.

John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Soil and Water Resource Management from the University of Minnesota.  He is married with two sons.

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