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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

Chair and Contact
CONTACT
Renee Appel Mattson
(218) 310-2627
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: $55.00
  • 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 - no

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 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: $20,048,000.00
Appropriations Description: Commission operating budget of $902,000 for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. Grant funding in FY20 of $8,639,258 and FY21 of $8,673,067 which was a reduction of $1,311,000 due to tax collection shortfalls related to the effects of COVID-19.
Fiscal Year Expenses: $902,000.00

Expenses Description:

446,000.00 in FY20 for operating expenses and 456,000.00 in FY21 for operating expenses. Total available for grants is $8,639,258 in FY20 and $8,673,067 in FY21.
Open Positions (0)
No Open Positions

NAME
POSITION
APPLICATION DATE
ACTION
Barbara Christensen
At-large Member
11/1/2019
Aaron Wittnebel
At-large Member
11/1/2019
Kristine Frick
At-large Member
11/14/2019
Mr. Paul Sandel
At-large Member
11/17/2019
Ted Suss
At-large Member
12/3/2019
5078296499 Bruce Johnson
At-large Member
12/4/2019
Jennifer Foley
At-large Member
12/8/2019
Heather Stirratt Heather Stirratt
At-large Member
12/13/2019
Lolita Davis Carter
At-large Member
3/10/2020
Timothy Engrav
District
11/1/2019
Tom Schmitz
District
11/15/2019
Jonathan Wolf
District
11/18/2019
Thomas Ryan
District
11/20/2019
Ben Anderson
District
11/21/2019
Jennifer Foley
District
11/22/2019
Mr. Kent Robbins
District
11/28/2019
Wayne Johnson
District
12/2/2019
Mr. Kent Robbins
District
12/4/2019
Matthew Hill
District
12/17/2019
Peg Furshong
District
1/3/2020
Keith Nelson
District
1/10/2020
Beth Pierce
District
1/27/2020
- None - Angie Lindstedt linang@bethel.edu
District
4/15/2020

No pending appointments found.

POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
ACTION
Ex-officio - Contact
Governor
Past Term End
07/22/2019

Current Members (13)
POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
At-large Member
Governor
Filled
01/01/2024
District #1 - Member #1
Governor
Filled
01/01/2024
District #1 - Member #2
Governor
Filled
01/02/2023
District #2 - Member #1
Governor
Filled
01/01/2024
District #2 - Member #2
Governor
Filled
01/02/2023
District #3 - Member #1
Governor
Filled
01/02/2023
District #3 - Member #2
Governor
Filled
01/01/2024
District #4 - Member #1
Governor
Filled
01/01/2024
District #4 - Member #2
Governor
Filled
01/02/2023
District #5 - Member #1
Governor
Filled
01/02/2023
District #5 - Member #2
Governor
Filled
01/01/2024
District #6 - Member #1
Governor
Filled
01/02/2023
District #6 - Member #2
Governor
Filled
01/01/2024