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Grand Forks Events Center Commission

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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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