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Staff & Commission



 Providing the level of quality service their communities have come to expect.



Chuck Parins

Morrison County Area Council of Government

Vice Chair

Duane Johnson

Morrison County Commissioner


Sharon Ballou

Region Five School Boards


David Anderson

Wadena County Municipalities


Barb Becker

Todd County Commissioner


John Benson

Cass County Town Boards


Rosemary Franzen

Crow Wing County Commissioner



Bob Kangas

Cass County Commissioner


Alan Perish

Todd County Town Boards


Katy Botz
Region Five School Boards


Steve Hall

Camp Ripley


Chris Hadfield

Higher Education


Diane Jacobson


Bill Kern
Wadena County Town Boards


Andrea Lauer
Morrison County Municipalities


Paul Nieman, Jr

Morrison County Town Boards


Mark Platta
Crow Wing County Town Boards


John Poston

Cass County Municipalities


Dave Pritschet

City of Brainerd


Alex Weego
Todd County Municipalities


Sheldon Monson

Wadena County Commissioner


Craig Nathan

MN Workforce Development


Tom Lillehei

Crow Wing County Municipalities


Sally Fineday

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe


Erich Heppner

Emerging Leader