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 21 Commission Board member seats.

MMDC’s Board of Commissioners:

 Robert Anderson ---- Hassan Valley Township, McLeod County Townships

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

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

 Gary Danielson ----  Region Six-East School Boards

 Eric Day ---- Private Sector, Central MN Jobs & Training Service

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

 Doug Erickson (Treasurer) ---- Renville County Commissioners

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

 Sue Hilgert (Secretary) ---- City of Olivia, Renville County Municipalities

 Doug Krueger ---- McLeod County Commissioners

 Maureen Melgaard-Schneider (ex-officio) ---- Private Sector, Aging Representative

 Robert Moller ----  Private Sector, Agriculture & Aggregate Mining

 Tracy Montgomery ----  City of Plato, McLeod County Municipalities

 Shawn Mueske ---- Private Sector, Ridgewater College

 Rollie Nissen ---- Kandiyohi County Commissioners

 Lorallen Schmeling ---- Cedar Mills Township, Meeker County Townships

 Steve Schmitt  ---- Meeker County Commissioners

 Francis Schweiss ---- Private Sector, Schweiss Doors, Inc

 Dave Sebesta (Member At Large) ---- City of Hutchinson, City over 10,00 Population

 Paul Simonsen  ----  Brandon Township, Renville County Townships

 DuWayne Underthun (Vice-Chairperson) ---- Willmar Township, Kandiyohi County Townships





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