ARDC’s July Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 16th will be held virtually. To participate:
CALL IN: 218-302-4275
Conference ID: 289 939 31#

Members

ARDC is governed by a Commission and Board, which respectively oversee and handle the business affairs of ARDC. Current Commission members are listed below, with (*) denoting members of the Board.

COUNTY BOARD REPRESENTATIVES (8)

  • Aitkin County: Don Niemi,* Vice Chair
  • Carlton County: Dick Brenner,* Chair
  • Cook County: Ginny Storlie*
  • Itasca County: Terry Snyder*
  • Koochiching County: Wade Pavleck,*
  • Lake County: Jeremy Hurd*
  • St. Louis County: Frank Jewell*
  • St. Louis County: Beth Olson

REPRESENTATIVES OF CITIES, TOWNSHIPS, TRIBAL NATIONS, AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS (21)

  • Aitkin Cities <10K: Vacant
  • Aitkin Townships: Vacant
  • Carlton Cities >10K: Roger Maki (Cloquet)
  • Carlton Cities <10K: David Lucas (Kettle River)
  • Carlton Townships: Jason Paulson (Thomson)
  • Cook Cities <10K: Anton Moody (Grand Marais)
  • Cook Townships: Vacant
  • Itasca Cities >10K: Dale Adams (Grand Rapids)
  • Itasca Cities <10K: Calvin Saari (Nashwauk)
  • Itasca Townships: Larry Salmela (Effie)
  • Koochiching Cities <10K: Brian Briggs (International Falls)
  • Koochiching Townships: Kevin Adee (Koochiching County)
  • Lake Cities <10K: Carlene Perfetto (Silver Bay)
  • Lake Townships: Vacant
  • St. Louis Cities >10K: Tim Harkonen (Hibbing)
  • St. Louis Cities >10K: Gary Anderson (Duluth)
  • St. Louis Cities <10K: Steven Johnson (Virginia)
  • St. Louis County Townships: Warren Tinker (Lavell)
  • Bois Forte Tribal Council: Sidra Starkovich
  • Fond du Lac Tribal Council: Jason Hollinday,* Secretary
  • Grand Portage Tribal Council: Robert Deschampe
  • School Districts: Pat Medure (ISD #318, Grand Rapids)
  • School Districts: Walter Hautala (ISD #2711, Mesabi East)

AT-LARGE (CITIZEN) MEMBERS (8)

  • Jim Berg (McGregor)
  • Dirk Davis (Morcom Township)
  • Mike Hoops (Silver Creek)
  • Joel Hoppe (McGregor)
  • Paul Nevanen* (International Falls)
  • Allen Rasmussen* (International Falls)
  • Gordon Salisbury (Hovland)
  • Mary Somnis* (Grand Marais)

ADVISORY MEMBERS (3)

  • AAAA Advisory Board: Pamela Franklin*
  • NEMNATP: Jason Hollinday*
  • DSMIC Policy Board: Earl Elde*

Meetings

The Commission meets the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October, and the Board meets the third Thursday of February, March, May, June, August, September, November, and December as needed. Meeting notes are posted below once approved by the respective group.

If you have any questions about the Commission or Board, please contact the Board Coordinator at 218-529-7543.

2020

  • June 2020 Board (Cancelled)
  • May 2020 Board (Expected August 2020)
  • April 2020 Commission (Cancelled)
  • March 2020 Board
  • February 2020 Board
  • January 2020 Commission (Expected July 2020)

2019