Mid-Minnesota Development Commission Board Members

The makeup of the MMDC’s Board of Commissioners is primarily based on the Minnesota State Statutes – Regional Development Act provisions.  These provisions require all Regional Development Commissions (RDCs) to have the majority of their membership from locally elected officials.  From each county in the Region representation comes from a county commissioner, a city representative and a township representative.  In addition, cities with population over 10,000 are entitled a member, and two school board representatives are required.  State Statutes allow other “Special Interest” members under the MMDC’s Board discretion, however, MMDC’s Special Interest members are largely chosen to meet the needs of the federal EDA requirements for Economic Development Districts.  The MMDC currently has 22 Commission Board member seats.

MMDC’s Board of Commissioners:

Robert Anderson ---- McLeod County Townships

Cathy Baumgartner ---- Private Sector, Central MN Jobs & Training Services

Bob Becker ---- City of Plato, McLeod County Municipalities

Jeff Benson ---- Region Six-East School Boards

Kevin Crowley (Chairperson) ---- Private Sector, Heritage Bank // City of Pennock, Kandiyohi County Municipalities

Frank Eder ---- City of Watkins, Meeker County Municipalities

Doug Erickson ---- Renville County Commissioners

Rick Fagerlie ---- City of Willmar, City over 10,000 Population

Sue Hilgert ---- City of Olivia, Renville County Municipalities

Mike Housman (Treasurer) ---- Meeker County Commissioners

Doug Krueger ---- McLeod County Commissioners

Greg Langmo ---- Private Sector, Langmo Farms

John Lofdahl ---- City of Hutchinson, City over 10,000 Population

Maureen Melgaard-Schneider (ex-officio) ---- Private Sector, Prime West

Robert Moller (Secretary) ---- Region Six-East School Boards

Shawn Mueske ---- Private Sector, Ridgewater College

Rollie Nissen ---- Kandiyohi County Commissioners

Helen Ruebel ---- Renville County Townships

Francis Schweiss ---- Private Sector, Renville County Business and the Kaolin Coalition

DuWayne Underthun (Vice-Chairperson) ---- Kandiyohi County Townships


VACANT ---- Meeker County Townships

VACANT ---- Private Sector, Business & Minority Representative



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