Social Infrastructure


Blue Ribbon Social Infra.  "I do not have any doubt that Grand Forks is becoming stronger, more diverse, and richer in opportunity and is simply moving forward."

"But as we move forward... we must move forward TOGETHER."

Grand Forks Mayor, Michael R. Brown
2014 State of the City Address

During the 2014 State of the City address, Mayor, Michael R. Brown called for the creation of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Social Infrastructure.

As the city sees growth in almost all areas, it is important to note that the strength of a community is it's people and the city doesn't want to leave anyone behind as Grand Forks looks to the future.

The city also recognizes that a lot of the money that funds these type of social programs comes from outside the city and that money is diminishing.

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Social Infrastructure will be tasked with developing innovative, local approaches to make sure services are providing the greatest level of opportunity possible for all of our citizens including the elderly, young families, and children.


Bret Weber, Co-Chair
Diane Knauf, Co-Chair
Pat Berger
Eliot Glassheim
Mark Sanford
Anita Geffre
Ray Siver
Siva Duhal
Michael R. Cole
Michelle Rydz
Klaus Thiessen





City Council
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United Way
State Legislator
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GF Herald
Comm./Sr. Center
Global Friends Coalition
Gospel Outreach Ministries
ND Fair Housing
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Next Meeting:  TBA


May 1, 2014
May 15, 2014
May 29, 2014
June 26, 2014


May 1, 2014
May 15, 2014
May 29, 2014
June 26, 2014


May 1, 2014 (Video)


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The Commission would like to hear from citizens of Grand Forks on social issues.  Please answer the 3 questions below to help the commission as they gather data.  Thank You.
Why is this group put together?
What are the needs of the community?
How does the commission know if it's been successful?
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