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

Grand Forks Events Center Commission - Finance & Renovation Committee

  • Date: 07/08/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Finance/Renovation Committee
of the Grand Forks Events Center Commission
Virtual meeting via Zoom

Wednesday, July 8th
Meeting Room 12/Zoom Call

Members of the Grand Forks Events Center Commission 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 wishing to view the live meeting of the Grand Forks Event Center Commission should contact Cole Johnson at (701) 792-1200 or by email at prior to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 for further information.


Committee Members:     _____Curt Kreun     _____Pat McLean     _____Ken Vein     _____Jay Kleven     _____Matt Walkowiak


1) Call to Order

2) Roll Call

3) Approval of the June 10th, 2020 Minutes

4) Capital Review

     a. HVAC Study

5) Turf Phase II

6) Insurance Recommendations

7) UND Usage Agreement Negotiations

8) Other

9) Adjournment

Note:     Members of the Alerus Center Commission may participate in the Committee meeting and any possible executive session which may constitute a quorum of the Commission as well as the Committee.

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

August 12th   September 9th   October 14th

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