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Events Center Commission

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1. Powers and functions

Subject to the restrictions of this article, the commission 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 manage and promote the Events Center, which shall include the following powers:
  1. To improve, develop, enlarge, operate, manage, regulate and maintain the Events Center and related facilities, and to contract for the operations or maintenance of any parts thereof or for services to be performed.

  2. To acquire, lease, trade, or purchase and to hold and dispose of personal property.

  3. To establish rules, policies and guidelines for the rental and usage of the Events Center and to amend said rules, policies and guidelines as necessary and convenient.

  4. To fix and collect parking, rental, and other fees and charges, and to grant concessions.

  5. To purchase and sell supplies, goods, and equipment as may be reasonably necessary and/or convenient for the operation of the Events Center.

  6. To coordinate the efforts of public, private and volunteer agencies involved with Events Center developments and activities.

  7. To promote, market, advertise, sponsor, and fund events or activities which provide a better utilization of the Events Center and commission resources, including but not limited to conventions, shows, concerts, festivals, gatherings, and sporting events.

  8. To enter into contracts and leases and to execute all instruments necessary and/or convenient to provide a better utilization of the Events Center and commission resources, including but not limited to contracts and leases for conventions, shows, concerts, festivals, gatherings, sporting events, and other events or activities.

  9. To hire and retain professional 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.

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

  11. To permit and regulate the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages upon the and outside of the Events Center in accordance with the ordinances of the City of Grand Forks and the statutes of the State of North Dakota.

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

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

2. Membership

The Events Center Commission shall consist of seven (7) voting members and one (1) non-voting member.  Six (6) of the voting members shall be nominated from the public at large by the Mayor and ratified by the City Council.  One (1) voting member shall be a member of the City Council nominated by the Mayor and ratified by the City Council.  The one (1) non-voting member shall be a representative of the University of North Dakota, appointed by the President of the University of North Dakota.

3. Terms 

Three (3) years.

4. Members

  • Matt Walkowiak, Chair
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - September 19, 2022

  • Jay Kleven
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - August 1, 2022

  • Brian Faison
    UND Representative
    Term Expiration - February 28, 2021

  • Curt Kreun, Vice Chair
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2021

  • Hal Gershman
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - February 28, 2021

  • Pat McLean, Secretary
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2021

  • Clare Albrecht
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - December 6, 2020

  • Ken Vein
    City Council Representative
    Term Expiration - August 1, 2022

Staff

Anna Rosburg, General Manager
Alerus Center - 792-1200

Grand Forks Events Center Commission-VIDEO CONFERENCE

Grand Forks Events Center Commission
Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020-7:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting - Alerus Center


Members of the Grand Forks Event Center Commission may be attending this meeting electronically or telephonically. Due to the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency, Alerus Center is closed to the public. This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC. In person attendance at the meeting by the public will not be allowed.

Members of the public wishing to view the live meeting of the Grand Forks Event Center Commission should contact Erika Lampert at (701) 792-1200 or by email at Erika.Lampert@SpectraXP.com prior to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 for further information.

___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 February 26, 2020

4.    February & March 2020 Financials

5.     COVID-19 Update

6.     Q1 Economic Impact

7.     Capital Projects Review

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

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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.

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Upcoming Meeting Dates

 
May 27th   June 24th   July 22nd

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Alerus Center Commission

Pat McLean, Chair

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 (full)

Matt Walkowiak, Vice Chair

Public at Large

(701) 610-9620

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

2nd Term: 9/19/2019 to 9/19/2022 (full)

Jay Kleven, Secretary

Public at Large

(701) 740-4747

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

2nd Term: 8/1/2019 to 8/1/2022 (full)

Curt Kreun

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

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)

3rd Term: 8/1/2019 to 8/1/2022 (full)

Clare Albrecht

Public at Large

(701) 680-2663

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

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)

Bill Chaves (non-voting)

UND Representative

(701) 777-2794

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

 

 






































Alerus Center Management

(701) 792-1200

Anna Rosburg

General Manager

Daniel Melise

Assistant General Manager

Brandon Ruege

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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