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BOARD/COMMISSION:  Greater Minnesota Regional Parks And Trails Commission

(GMRPTC)


Address

3601 Trinity Road
Duluth, MN
55811

Web Site

Supporting Entity/Enabling Legislation Supported by Governor's Office

ENABLING LEGISLATION
M.S. 85.536; LAWS 2013 CH 137 SEC 8
Enabled: 05-24-2013
Revisor of Statutes Link

Chair and Contact
CONTACT
Renee Mattson
(218) 310-2627
  • CHAIR
  • Richard Anderson
  • (507) 829-2608
  • send email

TITLE
NAME
EMAIL
PHONE
PRIMARY
Staff Contact
renee.mattson@gmrptcommission.org
(218) 310-2627
Yes
Membership
Members are appointed by the Governor and include two members from each of the six Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Districts and one member-at-large.  See the district map:  http://www.gmrptcommission.org/our-work.html 
Member Info

COMPENSATION

  • Per Diem: $125.00
  • Other Compensation: Plus expenses; mileage, lodging and meal reimbursement when traveling for meetings.

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

  • Requires Older Member - no
  • Requires Senate Approval - no
  • Members file campaign finance and disclosure - yes

Entity Powers and Duties, Activity Summary
The Commission will undertake system planning and provide recommendations to the Legislature for grants funded by the Parks and Trails Legacy fund to counties and cities outside the seven county metropolitan area for designated parks and trails of regional significance.

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

Conduct system planning and designate regionally significant parks and trails in Greater Minnesota.  Designated parks and trails are eligible to apply for Legacy grants.  See the district map: http://www.gmrptcommission.org/our-work.html

Meeting Information
Meetings typically last: 10am-3pm
Meeting Frequency: Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of the month and travel throughout Greater Minnesota. Meetings are typically held at or near regionally designated facilities.

Meetings are held at:
The Commission hosts meetings throughout Greater Minnesota in each of the six districts. For meeting information, location and agendas visit www.gmrptcommission.org/meetings-and-agendas.html


Fiscal Information
Annual Staff Hours: 0.00
Total Appropriations: $27,048,000.00
Appropriations Description: Commission operating budget of $950,000 for fiscal years 2024 and 2025. Grant funding in FY24 of $13,453,850 and FY25 of $11,967,950. DNR takes 2.5% for grant administration.
Fiscal Year Expenses: $950,000.00

Expenses Description:

475,000.00 in FY24 for operating expenses and 475,000.00 in FY25 for operating expenses. Total available for grants is $13,453,850 in FY24 and $11,967,950 in FY25.

Open Positions (6)
POSITION SEAT AUTHORITY 21-DAY MIN GUARANTEE #SEATS ACTION
At-large Member At-large Member Governor 11/20/2023 1 APPLY
District District #1 - Member #1 Governor 11/20/2023 1 APPLY
District District #2 - Member #1 Governor 11/20/2023 1 APPLY
District District #3 - Member #2 Governor 11/20/2023 1 APPLY
District District #4 - Member #1 Governor 11/20/2023 1 APPLY
District District #5 - Member #2 Governor 11/20/2023 1 APPLY

NAME POSITION APPLICATION DATE
Jennifer Foley At-large Member 11/20/2023
Amanda Leathers At-large Member 12/8/2023
Anna McArthur At-large Member 2/7/2024
Mr Robby Baumgarn District 12/18/2023
Lisa Bigham District 2/14/2024
Dorothy Chrostowski District 2/4/2024
Timothy Engrav District 11/3/2023
Peg Furshong District 12/15/2023
Reid Huttunen District 1/2/2024
Thomas (Tom) Schmitz District 12/17/2023
Wendy Weirich District 11/27/2023
Jonathan Wolf District 4/4/2024

No pending appointments found.

POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
ACTION
 No Direct Appointments were found.

Current Members (13)
POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
At-large Member
Governor
Posted
01/01/2024
District #1 - Member #1
Governor
Posted
01/01/2024
District #1 - Member #2
Governor
Filled
01/04/2027
District #2 - Member #1
Governor
Posted
01/01/2024
District #2 - Member #2
Governor
Filled
01/04/2027
District #3 - Member #1
Governor
Filled
01/04/2027
District #3 - Member #2
Governor
Posted
01/01/2024
District #4 - Member #1
Governor
Posted
01/01/2024
District #4 - Member #2
Governor
Filled
01/04/2027
District #5 - Member #1
Governor
Filled
01/04/2027
District #5 - Member #2
Governor
Posted
01/01/2024
District #6 - Member #1
Governor
Filled
01/04/2027
District #6 - Member #2
Governor
Filled
01/04/2027