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 26 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 (Vice Chairperson)  ----   Private Sector / Heritage Bank // Kandiyohi County Municipalities

Doug Erickson  ---- Renville County Commissioners

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

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 (Chairperson) ---- Private Sector/Business in Meeker County/Special Interest/Aging

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

Shawn Mueske  ---- Private Sector / Ridgewater College

Rollie Nissen ----   Kandiyohi County Commissioners

Helen Ruebel ---- Renville County Townships

James Schafer ----   Private Sector / Farming and also Soil and Water Conservation Districts

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

DuWayne Underthun ----   Kandiyohi County Townships

VACANT ----- Meeker County Municipalities

VACANT ---- Meeker County Townships

VACANT   ---- Private Sector / Kandiyohi County Business & Minority Representative

VACANT  ----   Renville County Municipalities

Committee Assignments

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