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CAV Advisory Council

In April 2019, Governor Walz issued an executive order (PDF), appointing a Connected and Automated Vehicle Advisory Council to study, assess and prepare for the opportunities and challenges associated with the widespread adoption of CAV and other transportation technologies. The members serve four year terms.

Governor's Advisory Council Annual Report

The Governor's Advisory Council releases reports each year that detail Minnesota's readiness for CAV technology and outlines efforts made in the state over the year to reach CAV goals.

2024 Council Meetings

  • February 28, 2024, 1:00-3:00pm CDT
  • June 13, 2024, 1:00-3:00pm CDT
  • December 4, 2024, 1:00-3:00pm CDT

Meet the Advisory Council


  • Nancy Daubenberger, Chair - Commissioner, Department of Transportation
  • Hannah Alstead – Teamsters Joint Council 32
  • Ryan Daniel - St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit
  • Skip Foster – Freedom Companies
  • Phil Magney - VSI Labs
  • Myrna Peterson - Mobility Mania
  • Damien Riehl – vLex Group
  • Tammy Russel – The Plum Catalyst
  • Kyle Shelton - University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies
  • Heidi St. Clair - CHS Inc.
  • Bret Weiss - WSB
  • Patrick Weldon - Polaris
  • Joan Willshire – Willshire Consulting


Executive Order 19-18 (PDF), which established the CAV Advisory Council, outlines several priorities, including:

  • Study, assess and prepare for the opportunities and challenges that CAV may bring.
  • Review CAV developments and trends.
  • Explore partnerships and opportunities.
  • Propose policies to safely test and deploy CAV.
  • Implement recommendations from the 2018 Advisory Council's Executive Report.
  • Prepare and annual report to the governor by Feb. 1, 2020 addressing Council activities and actions needed to ensure Minnesota is advancing CAV.
  • Advise and support the governor, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Safety and local government to support the safe testing and deployment of CAV.

Past Meetings

For meeting summaries and materials later than 2022, please contact the CAV Office.

Advisory Council meetings and materials
Date Resources
December 8, 2022
September 28, 2022
June 15, 2022
March 16, 2022