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History

 

The Region Five Development Commission was established in 1973. Area governments came together to establish the Regional Development Commission through the Regional Development Act of 1969. Research had found that issues of growth and development transcended local government boundaries and common solutions to local problems could be found by pooling resources through intergovernmental cooperation.

The work of the Commission is guided by a governing commission that consists of 23 members representing a cross-section of constituents from around the region. Members on the Commission include:

 

  • 5 County Commissioners (1 from each County)
  • 5 Municipal Representatives from cities under 10,000 (1 from each County)
  • 1 Municipal Representative from cities over 10,000
  • 5 Township Board Members (1 from each County)
  • 2 School Board Members
  • 1 Council of Governments Representative
  • 1 Representative from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
  • 1 Represenative from the Milli Lacs Band of Ojibwe
  • 1 Soil and Water Conservation District Representative
  • 1 Camp Ripley Military Represenative