Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy

EIGHTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - February 05, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH 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 February 5th, 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 Norton moved that the minutes of Tuesday, February 3, 2015 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following individuals gave an overview of Minnesota Regional Development Commissions, Minnesota Association of Development Organizations (MADO):

Dawn Hegland, Executive Director, Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development
Commissioner, Region 6W;
Cam Fanfulik, Executive Director, Northwest Regional Development Commission,
Region 1;
Bob Voss, Executive Director, East Central Regional Development Commissioner,
Region 7E;
Nicole Griensewic, Executive Director, Region 9 Development Commission, Region 9.

The following individuals gave an overview of Minnesota Initiative Foundations:

Tim Penny, President and CEO, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation;
Scott Marquardt, Vice President, Southwest Initiative Foundation.

The following individuals gave an overview of The Minnesota Association of Professional County Economic Developers (MAPCED):

John Sullivan, MAPCED Secretary, Director of Economic Development for the Carver
County Community Development Agency.

The following individuals gave an overview of The Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM):

Jean Spaulding, EDAM Legislative Chair, Assistant Director at Kandiyohi County
And Willmar Economic Development Commission;
Matt Brown, EDAM Vice Chair, Coon Rapids Community Development Specialist.



The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.




Representative Bob Gunther, Chair



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

I. Call To Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes

IV. Overview of Minnesota Regional Development Commissions
(Minnesota Association of Development Organizations, MADO)

V. Overview of Minnesota Initiative Foundations

VI. Overview of Minnesota Association of Professional County Economic Developers (MAPCED)
John Sullivan, Secretary

VII. Overview of Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM)

VIII. Adjournment