MPO Executive Policy Board

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1. Functions

  1. The Executive Policy Committee shall prepare and adopt a Plan and recommend policies for the development of the area. The Plan shall be based on existing conditions and probable future growth and shall be made with the general purpose of guiding a coordinated and harmonious development that will promote the health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants. The Plan shall also seek to promote efficiency and economy in the process of land development and population distribution so as to reduce the waste of resources; and it shall promote an efficient and economic utilization and conservation of the means of production of food and water, of sanitary and other facilities and of natural resources and transportation.

  2. The Executive Policy Committee shall act as the official area-wide planning agency for the Metropolitan Area and shall be designated as a consortium of governments for federal legislation dealing with transportation, land use, and any other issue deemed appropriate by their respective governing bodies and as the official Area Planning Organization as required by the United States Department of Transportation and other agencies.

2. Membership

The Executive Policy Committee shall consist of at least two-thirds elected officials and each member unit of government shall be allowed voting representation as follows:
  1. Two elected officials from the Grand Forks City Council;

  2. Two elected officials from the East Grand Forks City Council;

  3. One member each from the Grand Forks and Polk County Commissions;

  4. One member each representing the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks City Planning Commissions;

  5. Representatives shall be appointed by the respective bodies they are to represent.

3. Terms

Members of the Policy Committee shall serve for a term of two (2) years except that members of the respective governing bodies holding memberships by virtue of their elected positions shall hold office only during their respective terms of office.

4. Members

  • Gary Malm
    Grand Forks County

  • Ken Vein
    Grand Forks City Council

  • Warren Strandell
    Polk County

  • Al Grasser
    Grand Forks P&Z

  • Marc DeMers
    East Grand Forks City Council

  • Michael Powers
    East Grand Forks P&Z

  • Jeannie Mock
  • Grand Forks City Council

  • Clarence Vetter
    East Grand Forks City Council


Earl Haugen, MPO Executive Director   Email  746-2657

Partner Event: GNDC & Dept. of Commerce Business Briefing - ND Smart Restart Guidelines; NEW funding for EIDL/PPP; and NEW financial support

  • Date: 04/30/2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Virtual meeting. See information below on how to participate

ND Department of Commerce *SPECIAL* Business Briefing, hosted by Greater North Dakota Chamber

April 30 | 11:00 Call: *Special* Business Briefing – ND Smart Restart Guidelines; NEW funding for EIDL/PPP; and NEW financial support available through BND!

Last Thursday, Congress passed what is being referred to as "CARES 3.5".  The bill provides for an additional $310B in Paycheck Protection Program Loans and $60B for EIDL loans and grants. Also on Friday, the Bank of North Dakota announced two new programs to provide assistance to North Dakota employers!  Finally – we are talking about ND Smart Restart!  Join us for a special Business Briefing to hear updates on the recently refunded PPP and EIDL, as well as a special presentation from the Bank of North Dakota to review two new emergency business financing options, an update from Job Service and finally – an update on ND Smart Restart!

To receive call-in information, attendees must register as a non-member. A confirmation email with call specifics will be sent to the email provided in the registration prior to the call. Please provide your questions during registration. These will be provided ahead of time to the Department of Commerce so that presenters can address your questions to the extent possible, given the dynamic environment. Questions not addressed during the conference call will be answered in follow-up communication.

This call will be recorded so it can be accessed at a later time. Recordings of the previous Business Briefings can be found here.

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