The Northwest Regional Development Commission (NWRDC) is a body of 23 local elected officials and eight public interest members that represent counties, cities, townships, school districts and special interest groups who have formed a special purpose unit of government, as authorized by the Regional Development Act of 1969, to “develop plans and implement programs which address growth and development issues” in Northwest Minnesota.
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The Commission appoints a board of directors made up of one member from each county and a chairperson elected at-large to conduct its monthly business.
The Commission also appoints advisory committees to help in setting specific program direction. Committees are active in Aging, Arts, Economic Development and Transportation.
The Commission has also entered into a cooperative agreement with the Northwest Minnesota Enterprise Fund Inc. to provide program guidance on the Revolving Loan Fund.
* Board Member ** Chairperson
Kimberley Johnson* Kennedy Townships
David Treumer Hallock Municipalities
Loren Younggren Hallock Counties
Gary Kiesow** Goodridge Counties
Loren Lusignan Grygla Townships
Devin Ruud Grygla Municipalities
Jesse Lee* Ada Counties
Lucas Spaeth Halstad School Boards
Darin Johnson Halstad Municipalities
Bruce Lawrence* Thief River Falls Counties
Dave Erickson Thief River Falls Townships
Judy Jones Goodridge Municipalities
Elvera Cullen Thief River Falls At Large
Warren Strandell* East Grand Forks Counties
Keith Sistad Fosston Townships
Toby Strom McIntosh Municipalities
Gerald Amiot Crookston Labor
Kathleen Twite East Grand Forks Business
Norma Campos East Grand Forks Minorities
Red Lake County
Ronald Weiss* Red Lake Falls Watershed District
Anthony Flage Red Lake Falls Counties
Kevin Reich Red Lake Falls Townships
Jim DuChamp Plummer Municipalities
Daryl Wicklund* Badger County
Debra Wiskow Greenbush Townships
Dan Fabian Roseau Municipalities
Robin Wisner Roseau Minorities
Gus Booth Warroad School Board