Convention & Visitors Bureau

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1. Powers and Duties

Subject to the restrictions of this article, the bureau shall have the power to adopt such policies, procedures, rules and/or regulations as it may determine to be reasonably necessary and/or convenient to promote and market meetings, conventions, trade shows, sporting events, artistic productions, tourism and leisure travel in the Greater Grand Forks area.
  1. To market, promote, advertise, sponsor, and fund events that provide for the promotion of meetings, conventions, trade shows, sporting events, artistic productions, tourism and leisure travel in the Greater Grand Forks area.

  2. To coordinate the efforts of public, private and volunteer agencies involved with the promotion and marketing of meetings, conventions, trade shows, sporting events, artistic productions, tourism and leisure travel in the Greater Grand Forks area.

  3. To purchase and sell supplies, goods, equipment as may be reasonably necessary and/or convenient.

  4. To make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient to the exercise of the bureau's authority. However, no contract or other instrument shall be entered into by the bureau that exceeds any appropriation or authorization within the annual budget approved by the city council.

  5. To hire and retain personnel and to prescribe their qualifications and fix their compensation; provided however, said personnel shall not be subject to civil service or merit system laws or other laws, ordinances and/or regulations pertaining to the status of municipal employees.

  6. To establish committees, determine committee membership, and delegate powers to such committees, employees, and staff as the bureau sees fit.

  7. To establish and adopt bylaws, policies, procedures, rules and/or regulations as it may determine to be reasonably necessary and/or convenient to the exercise of bureau powers and the implementation of its programs and activities provided that the adoption thereof shall not be in conflict with any city ordinance, policy, procedure, or resolution.

  8. To allocate, spend, grant, or commit funds received by the bureau, including but not limited to, municipal sales tax or other funds appropriated or allocated to the bureau by the city council and hotel-motel tax under Chapter XXII or such other funds or revenues received by the bureau.

  9. To exercise other such powers as delegated by the city council

2. Membership

The powers and responsibilities of the bureau shall be vested in its nine (9) members who shall be selected as follows: One (1) member shall be selected by the mayor of the City of East Grand Forks; one (1) member shall be selected by the management company of Engelstad Arena; one (1) member shall be selected by the Grand Forks park district commission; one (1) member shall be selected by the president of the University of North Dakota; one (1) member shall be appointed by the chair of the Events Center commission; two (2) members shall be selected by the mayor of the City of Grand Forks, and two (2) members shall be selected by the hotel/motel association.

3. Terms

Three (3) years.

4. Members

  • Shawn Clapp, City of Grand Forks Mayor Appointment
  • Monica Evavold, City of East Grand Forks-Treasurer
  • Duane Hafner, Alerus Center Commission
  • Jonathan Hanson, Hotel/Motel Association-President
  • Jody Hodgson
  • John Janzen, Hotel/Motel Association-1st Vice President
  • Monica Musich, City of Grand Forks-Treasurer
  • Julie Rygg, Executive Director/Secretary
  • Cam Tweeten, Grand Forks Park District
  • Fred Wittmann, University of North Dakota

Staff

Julie Rygg, Secretary/Executive Director  Email
Greater Grand Forks CVB - 746-0444

Grand Forks Events Center Commission

AGENDA
Grand Forks Events Center Commission
Monthly Meeting

 Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 - 7:30 a.m.
#12 Meadowlark Room - Alerus Center

_____Bill Chaves     _____Hal Gershman     _____Jay Kleven     _____Curt Kreun   

_____ Pat McLean  _____Matt Walkowiak     _____Ken Vein     _____Clare Albrecht  

_____Julie Rygg

 

  1.      Call to Order

  2.      Roll Call

  3.      Consent Agenda

         a.     Approval of Minutes from May 29th, 2019
         b.     Approval of Minutes from the Permanent Turf Bid Review

  4.      Approval of Financials

  5.      Capital Projects Review

  6.      2020 Budget

  7.      Surplus - Item Value

  8.      Management Reports
         a.   Executive Report
         b.   Finance
         c.   Operations
         d.   Food and Beverage
         e.   Marketing
         f.   Partnerships
         g.   Conference Sales
         h.   Event Management

  9.      Committee Reports
         a.   Finance/Renovation Committee - Curt Kreun, Pat McLean, Jay Kleven, Matt Walkowiak,
               Maureen Storstad, and Ken Vein
         b.   Convention & Visitors Bureau - Julie Rygg

  10.      Other

  11.      Adjournment

    To download packet click here.


                                                      Alerus Center Mission Statement

    The mission of the Alerus Center is to provide premier entertainment and events that

    stimulate economic impact and improve the quality of life for Grand Forks area citizens.

                                                                  Upcoming Meeting Dates

                                                                July 17   August 21   September 18

 

Alerus Center Commission

Matt Walkowiak, Chair

Public at Large

(701) 610-9620

1st Term: 9/19/2016 to 9/19/2019 (full)

Jay Kleven

Public at Large

(701) 740-4747

1st Term: 8/1/2016 to 8/1/2019 (full)

Curt Kreun, Vice Chair

Public at Large

(701) 741-2612

1st Term: 12/1/2015 to 11/30/2018 (full)

2nd Term: 12/1/2018 to 11/30/2021

Hal Gershman

Public at Large

 

(701) 780-0902

1st Term: 3/1/2015 to 2/28/2018 (full)

2nd Term: 3/1/2018 to 2/28/2021 (full)

Pat McLean, Secretary

Public at Large

(701) 740-8405

1st Term: 12/1/2015 to 11/30/2018 (full)

2nd Term: 12/1/2018 to 11/30/2021

Ken Vein

City Council Representative

(701) 772-3673

1st Term: 7/21/2014 to 7/30/2016 (partial)

2nd Term: 7/18/2016 to 8/1/2019 (full)

Bill Chaves (non-voting)

UND Representative

(701) 777-2794

1st Term: 3/1/18 to 2/28/2021 (full)

Clare Albrecht

Public at Large

(701) 680-2663

1st Term: 12/6/2017 to 11/30/2020 (full)

Julie Rygg, (non-voting)

CVB Representative

(701) 746-0444

1st Term: 4/18/2011 to 11/30/2013 (partial)

2nd Term: 12/1/2014 to 11/30/2017 (full)

3rd Term: 12/1/2018 to 11/30/2021

 

 

 

 





























Alerus Center Management
(701) 792-1200

Anna Rosburg

General Manager

Daniel Melise

Assistant GM/Operations Director

Erin Perronteau

Finance Director

Riley Simenson

Marketing Director

Derek Hoffert

Director of Partnerships

Kaitlyn Spinney

Director of Conference Sales & Marketing

Jonathan Greene

Director of Operations

Dan Toop

Director of Food & Beverage


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