Mayor's Cabinet on Young People

In 2005, 2006, and again in 2007 Grand Forks was named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America’s Promise.

In 2005, Mayor Brown initiated The Mayor's Cabinet on Young People to pull together a comprehensive network of community representatives and service providers who deal with issues that affect Grand Forks' young people. These issues range from pre-natal care and childhood immunizations to substance abuse awareness and recreational and educational opportunities.

The Cabinet on Young People meets bimonthly to address current issues and take action on specific items.

A key initiative of the Cabinet on Young People is the 2007 implementation of the Grand Forks Youth Commission. Comprised of 24 members representing each of the 3 High Schools and 4 Middle Schools, the Commission gives young people a voice and a means to share and develop ideas on how to continually improve Grand Forks as a great place for young people.

For more information, please contact phaga@grandforksgov.com.

Cabinet Members

Robert Kelley
Myron Barnes
Represented by Lisa Burger University of North Dakota
Boy Scouts
Tyrone Grandstrand UND Student Body President
Larry Nybladh
Mary Lein
Kayla Erickson
Grand Forks Public Schools
Grand Forks School District
GF Housing Authority
Pat BergerDirectorUnited Way of GF/EGF
John Staley
Carrie Knutson
DirectorGrand Forks Park District
Kristi Mishler Community Foundation
Chris RoodExecutive DirectorThe ANSWER
Bishop Cole
Candi Kimball-Iverson
Janelle Regimbal
NE Human Services
Lutheran Social Services
Dean OppSPA
Betty OttesonGF Public Health
Mark RathGrand Forks Citizen
TBAYouth Commission President
Barry WilfarhtChairThe Chamber
Hal GershmanPresidentGrand Forks City Council
John PackettChiefGrand Forks Police
Deb ThompsonYMCA
Eliot GlassheimGrand Forks City Council
TBAYouth Commission Vice President
Michael BrownMayorCity of Grand Forks


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