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: Michael Kearney*,
  • Carlton County: Susan Zmyslony*
  • Cook County: Ginny Storlie*, Chair
  • Itasca County: John Johnson*, Vice Chair
  • Koochiching County: Destry Hell*
  • Lake County: Jeremy Hurd*
  • St. Louis County: Annie Harala*
  • St. Louis County: Ashley Grimm

REPRESENTATIVES OF CITIES, TOWNSHIPS, TRIBAL NATIONS, AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS (22)

  • Aitkin Cities <10K: Vacant
  • Aitkin Townships: Jim Berg
  • Carlton Cities >10K: Roger Maki (Cloquet)
  • Carlton Cities <10K: David Lucas (Kettle River)
  • Carlton Townships: Clayton Kauppila (Carlton)
  • Cook Cities <10K: Michael Garry (Grand Marais)
  • Cook/Lake Townships: Vacant
  • Itasca Cities >10K: Dale Adams (Grand Rapids)
  • Itasca Cities <10K: Calvin Saari (Nashwauk)
  • Itasca Townships: Mike Baltus (Hill City)
  • Koochiching Cities <10K: Brian Briggs (International Falls)
  • Koochiching Townships: Kevin Adee (Koochiching County)
  • Lake Cities <10K: Vacant
  • St. Louis Cities >10K: Vacant (Hibbing)
  • St. Louis Cities >10K: Terese Tomanek (Duluth)
  • St. Louis Cities <10K: Laurence Cuffee, Jr. (Virginia)
  • St. Louis County Townships: Cal Warwas (Eveleth)
  • Bois Forte Tribal Council: Vacant
  • 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)

  • Dirk Davis (Morcom Township)
  • Sarah Carling (Bovey)
  • Pam Franklin (Duluth)
  • Mike Hoops (Silver Creek)
  • Joel Hoppe* (McGregor)
  • Paul Nevanen* (International Falls)
  • Allen Rasmussen* (International Falls), Treasurer
  • Stephen Sydow (Duluth)

ADVISORY MEMBERS (2)

  • AAAA Advisory Board: Steve Lyons*
  • DSMIC Policy Board: Vacant

Meetings

The Commission meets the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October, in various locations and the Board meets the third Thursday of February, March, May, June, August, September, November, and December as needed, typically at ARDC in Duluth. Meeting locations are subject to change, to include virtual options, based on emergency situations. 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, or if you would like to attend a meeting, contact the Board Coordinator for exact meeting location(s) at least one week prior to the meeting.

2024

  • January 2024 Commission
  • February 2024 Board
  • March 2024 Board
  • April 2024 Commission (Expected July 2024)
  • May 2024 Board (CANCELLED)
  • June 2024 Board (Expected August 2024)
  • July 2024 Commission (Expected October 2024)
  • August 2024 Board (Expected September 2024)
  • September 2024 Board (Expected November 2024)
  • October 2024 Commission (Expected January 2025)
  • November 2024 Board (Expected December 2024)
  • December 2024 Board (Expected February 2025)

2023

2022

2021

2020