ARDC Implements Shared Leadership Model


Andy Hubley named as ARDC Director

(Duluth, MN) – At their October meeting, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission adopted a shared leadership model for agency operations to better utilize resources to respond to planning needs within the region. The shared leadership model was developed following the retirement of Pat Henderson, Executive Director in April 2016.

Andy Hubley was named as ARDC Director and will continue to lead and direct regional planning work and will be the primary agency contact. A graduate of the University of MN-Duluth, Hubley began his career at ARDC in 1997 and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), with experience in community planning, land use and zoning, organizational strategic planning, transportation and recreation planning and grants management.

Hubley is joined on the shared leadership team by Ron Chicka, Director of the Metropolitan Interstate Council, Kristi Kane, Director of the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, Sr. Mary Matthew Morrisroe, Finance Director, and Mary Zanoni, Human Resource Director and Board Coordinator.

ARDC is a regional comprehensive planning and development agency serving the counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Lake and St. Louis in northeastern Minnesota. ARDC’S mission is to serve the people of the Arrowhead Region by providing local units of government and citizen group a means to work cooperatively in identifying needs, solving problems and fostering local leadership.

Mr. Hubley can be contacted at 218-529-7512 or

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