A Note from ARDC (3/20/2020):

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) is committed to providing a safe environment for both the people we serve and our employees. Following guidance from Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health, we are taking aggressive steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the use of social distancing strategies.

ARDC is still working for northeast Minnesota. The staff of our three Divisions – ARDC Planning, the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, and the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council – are working remotely, and all agency services are still available. Some of our operations staff remain in our offices, but the public is not allowed access at this time.

Of particular importance is that the Senior LinkAge Line® ((800) 333-2433) is operating, addressing questions from our at-risk population and caregivers. Additionally, we are looking at ways to make our Revolving Loan Fund more focused on short term needs of businesses.

For now, we are offering meetings by phone, email, and video conference. We will keep people informed of any changes on our web site.

Sincerely,
ARDC’s Management Team

Divisions

ARDC has three divisions: ARDC Planning, the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, and the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council.

ARDC Planning serves as a regional and community planning consultant working to further northeast Minnesota as a great place to live, work, play, and learn.

The Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) works as a catalyst in building communities where seniors live with dignity, mutual respect, and shared responsibilities across generations and cultures.

The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (DSMIC) supports policy decisions and multi-modal infrastructure projects that provide effective transportation in the Duluth-Superior metropolitan area.

Leadership

ARDC’s division directors lead staff to bring communities, residents, and agencies together with the goal of a better northeast Minnesota for all.

Andy Hubley, AICP, leads ARDC Planning’s land use planning and transportation planning efforts in the seven-county Arrowhead Region of Minnesota.

Kristi Kane coordinates AAAA’s efforts in planning, technical support, and development of aging services for the seven-county Arrowhead Region of Minnesota.

Ron Chicka, AICP, directs the DSMIC’s overall administrative functions and provides oversight for transportation planning efforts in the Duluth-Superior metropolitan area.