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Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy

SIXTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - January 29, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

GREATER MINNESOTA ECONOMIC &
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Bob Gunther, Chair of the Greater Minnesota Economic & Workforce Development Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:47 p.m. on January 29th, 2015, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GUNTHER, Bob, Chair
BARRETT, Bob
DILL, David
GAROFALO, Pat
HANCOCK, Dave
JOHNSON, Brian
KIEL, Debra

LIEN, Ben
MAHONEY, Tim
MILLER, Tim
MORAN, Rena
NORTON, Kim
O’NEILL, Marion
SUNDIN, Mike


A quorum was present.

Members excused: GREEN, Steve.

Representative Hancock moved that the minutes of Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Mary Tingerthal, Commissioner, and Ryan Baumtrog, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency gave an overview of the department.

The following individuals testified about Workforce Housing issues in Greater Minnesota:

Patrick Hynes, Intergovernmental Relations Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities;
Larry Kruse, City Administrator, Thief River Falls;
Jeff Corey, Executive Director, One Roof Community Housing;
Rick Goodeman, CEO, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership;
Chip Halbach, Executive Director, Minnesota Housing Partnership;
Ernesto Velez Bustos, Executive Director, Centro Campesino.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:34 p.m.




Representative Bob Gunther, Chair




Rebecca Meade, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

"HOUSING DAY"

I. Call To Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes

IV. Overview of Minnesota Housing
Commissioner Mary Tingerthal

V. Testimony about Workforce Housing Issues in Greater Minnesota

VI. Adjournment

Organizations and individuals wishing to present testimony should contact the Committee Administrator, Laura Larson, at laura.larson@house.mn.