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
  • Duane Hafner, Alerus Center Commission
  • Jonathan Hanson, Hotel/Motel Association-President
  • Jody Hodgson, Ralph Engelstad Arena
  • John Janzen, Hotel/Motel Association-1st Vice President
  • Monica Musich, City of Grand Forks Mayor Appointment
  • 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

City Council and JDA

  • Video Linkhttps://youtu.be/Y_ulWY4CsB8

GRAND FORKS GROWTH FUND,

A JOBS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (JDA) AGENDA

Monday, July 6, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Notice is hereby given that the Grand Forks Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority (JDA)  will meet at the above date, time and place.  Members of the JDA may be attending this meeting in person, electronically or telephonically.  All in person participation will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Limited space is available for public attendance.

 

Members of the public may view the live airing of the JDA meeting on Grand Forks Channel 2 or streamed live through the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofgrandforks.  Any member of the public seeking to submit comments relating to an agenda item or public hearing without appearing in person should submit their comments to www.grandforksgov.com/councilcomments or call 701-746-2678 for further information.  All comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the meeting date will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.

 

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at 746-2665.

 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS:   Roll Call

 

2.         ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

3.         INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:

 

3.1          CARES Act EDA Funding Update

 

3.2          Nistler College of Business and Public Administration:  Presentation and Investment Partnership

 

4.         JDA ACTION ITEMS:  Hold a Public Hearing and Take Action on

 

4.1          PACE Loan Request:  Northern Tier Seed

 

4.2          FlexPACE Loan Request:  Oxford Brewing Co.

 

4.3          Lease Renewal Request:  Kittsona – Corporate Center II

 

4.4          Lease Renewal and Employee Canteen Project Proposal:  LM Wind Power

 

5.         ADJOURNMENT

 

 


 

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, July 6, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

(Following JDA)

 

Notice is hereby given that the City Council will meet at the above date, time and place.  Members of the Grand Forks City Council may be attending this meeting in person, electronically or telephonically.  All in person participation will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Limited space is available for public attendance.

 

Members of the public may view the live airing of the City Council meeting on Grand Forks Channel 2 or streamed live through the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofgrandforks.  Any member of the public seeking to submit comments relating to an agenda item or public hearing without appearing in person should submit their comments to www.grandforksgov.com/councilcomments or call 701-746-2664 for further information.  All comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the meeting date will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.

 

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at 746-2665.

 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS

 

1.1          Welcome and Roll Call

1.2          Pledge of Allegiance

1.3          Mayor’s Announcements

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 

2.1          Covid-19 update

 

2.2          Census Update

 

2.3          Presentation to Finance Department, Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, 2020 Budget

 

3.         PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS OF ORDINANCES

The City Council welcomes your interest and participation in public hearings.  This meeting will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Participation in the meeting may occur in person, electronically, or telephonically.  Members of the public may also view the live airing of the City Council meeting on Grand Forks Channel 2 or streamed live through the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofgrandforks.  Any member of the public seeking to comment on public hearings without attending in person may submit written comments to www.grandforksgov.com/councilcomments or call 701-746-2664 for further information.  All comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the meeting date will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.                           

 

3.1          Public Hearing and Second Reading of Ordinance relating to penalty for specified offenses

                               

4.         ACTION ITEMS

 

4.0          Extension of Public Health Emergency Declaration

 

4.1          Appointments/Reappointments to various committees:

                a) Pension and Insurance Committee – Employee Representative Reappointment

                b) Airport Authority Reappointment

                c) Grand Forks Historic Preservation Commission Reappointments

 

4.2          Appointment of City Council Members to various committees

 

4.3          Special Event – 2020 Rockin’ Up North Fest

 

4.4          Request from HB Presents to reserve event festival area in Greenway from August 15 through mid-September

 

4.5          Community/Government Relations Officer Termination Provision - Additional Sick/Vacation Pay

 

4.6          Respread Special Assessments in newly annexed area - Southern Estates Twelfth Addn.

 

4.7          Plans and Specifications for Project No. 8236, Greenway Bikepath Asphalt Repair (North pedestrian Bridge to 7th Ave N

 

4.8          Environmental Decision Document for Project No. 8059, paving N Columbia Rd (overpass to University Avenue)

 

4.9          Consideration of Bids for 2020-37, Public Works Operations Landfill Refuse Compactor

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS - None

6.         CITIZEN COMMENTS

The City Council welcomes your interest and participation.  This meeting will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Participation in the meeting may occur in person, electronically, or telephonically.  Any member of the public seeking to comment on items not included on the agenda without attending in person may submit written comments to www.grandforksgov.com/councilcomments or call 701-746-2664 for further information.  All comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the meeting date will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.         

 

7.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

                7.1          Vendor List and Engineer’s Estimate

                7.2          Minutes - May 18, 2020

               

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

10.       ADJOURNMENT

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