About the MMDC
Since 1974, the Mid-Minnesota Development Commission has worked to improve the quality of life throughout Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville Counties. We do this by providing technical assistance to communities, businesses, and local organizations who may not have the staff or expertise required to achieve their specific planning or other improvement-related goals.
The MMDC strives to make life better for everyone living or working within Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, or Renville County. We often collaborate with other regional players to reduce barriers to success (e.g. insufficient broadband access, childcare slots, housing, etc.) and improve the quality of life throughout our region.
Working with communities in several ways to ensure thoughtful growth and development. This includes assistance with specific items, such as zoning and other ordinance development, park and trail plans, or traffic mitigation.
Working to reduce transportation barriers for our region’s residents to ensure opportunities for full community participation. We identify service gaps, work with local providers to find cost-effective solutions, help residents connect with transportation providers, and provide guidance to help them find the ride they need.
Civic engagement or civic participation is any individual or group activity addressing issues of public concern. Citizens acting alone or together to protect public values or make a change or difference in the community are common types of civic engagement.