Janet Streff

Award category

Chair's Award

Year released


The Minnesota Department of Commerce was one of the founding members of MEEA and Janet has served on MEEA’s Board of Directors since MEEA’s inception in 2000 through 2008. Janet has held leadership positions at MEEA, including serving as MEEA’s Vice Chair from 2001 until May 2005 and MEEA Chair from May 2005 through May 2007. Over the course of Janet’s leadership tenure, she oversaw MEEAs growth from a staff of three, subletting a few office from the Environmental Law & Policy Center to a 12-person, thriving organization housed in LEED certified office space on Michigan Avenue. Additionally, Janet’s support for two of MEEAs core programs, the Change A Light, Change the World lighting campaign and the Building Operator Certification training program were critical to the success of these regional programs. Janet’s participation, dedication, and commitment to MEEA has helped to shape MEEA and support our continued growth and ability to achieve our mission.