In addition to a regional planning staff, ARDC houses the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging and the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council.

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) serves as a regional planning agency and 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.


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

  • Andy Hubley


    Andy Hubley, AICP, leads ARDC’s efforts in rural and small urban land use and transportation planning. Hubley is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners.

  • Kristi Kane


    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


    Ron Chicka, AICP, directs the DSMIC’s overall administrative functions and project oversight. He serves on a number of national transportation related committees.

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