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The Valley Prosperity Partnership would like to extend a special thanks and recognition to all those who have contributed their time either in person or by phone to this planning effort as part of the process. Their input has been instrumental in moving this action agenda forward and will continue to be so as we begin to implement the plan. We look forward to adding to our ranks in the coming years.

Ryan Aasheim
Praxis Strategy Group

Olaf Anderson
Anderson Construction

Bob Backman
River Keepers

Kris Bakkegard
KLJ

Barb Bang
North Dakota State College of Science

Brad Barth
NDSCS Foundation

Jennifer Bath
Concordia College

Brian Berg
Clay County Administrator

Jill Berg
Spherion Staffing

Kevin Biffert
Fargo Automation, Inc.

Anne Blackhurst
Minnesota State University Moorhead

Board of Directors
Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation

Board of Directors
The Chamber - Grand Forks/East Grand Forks

Phil Boudjouk
North Dakota State University

David Bradley
UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Josh Brown
Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals

Mayor Michael Brown
City of Grand Forks

Jim Brownlee
City of West Fargo

Jim Buus
Goldmark

Kevin Campbell
Clay County Board of Commissioners

Greg Cant
Concordia College

Carey Castle
Northland Community and Technical College

Andy Christensen
Arthur Ventures

Committee Members
Base Realignment Impact 

Kevin Cooper
University of Minnesota Crookston

Steve Crittenden
Northland Community and Technical College

Howard Dahl
Amity Technology

Patrick Dame
Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority

Dayna Del Val
The Arts Partnership

Justin Dever
North Dakota Department of Commerce

Department Heads
City of Grand Forks

Stacey Dimmler
Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals

Shawn Dobberstein
Hector International Airport

Richard  Edgar
Wells Concrete

Hesham El-Rewini
UND College of Engineering & Mines

Al Erickson
Gate City Bank

Brad Field
Barnesville EDA

David Flowers
West Fargo Public Schools

Mary Fontes
Northland Community and Technical College

Mayor Mark Forseth
City of Hillsboro

Scott Fuller
Retrax

Shawn Gaddie
AE2S

Jim Gilmour
City of Fargo

Bruce Gjovig
UND Center for Innovation Foundation

Camille Grade
Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce /
Young Professionals Network

Ken Grafton
North Dakota State University

Judd Graham
Wells Fargo Bank

Gerry Groenewold
Energy & Environmental Research Center

Bruce Grubb
City of Fargo

Bob Hoffert
Black Gold Farms

Reza Hosseinifer
University of North Dakota Student

Brian Huschle
Northland Community and Technical College

Scott Hutchins
City of Moorhead

Brian Ingulsrud
American Crystal Sugar

Mike Jacobs
Grand Forks Herald

Traci Jacobson
Fargo Automation

Charley Johnson
Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mary Johnson
Union State Bank

Phyllis Johnson
University of North Dakota

Ron Johnson
North Dakota State University

Duane Jonasson
Diverse Energy Systems

Dawn  Keeley
Red River Regional Council

Peggy Kennedy
Minnesota State Community &Technical College

Tom Kenville
UND Center for Innovation Foundation

Jay Kleven
EAPC

Dan Klug
Northland Community and Technical College

Jeff Knight
Startup Weekend Fargo

Curt Kreun
North Dakota Legislator

Karen Lauer
Barnesville EDA

Matthew Leiphon
Praxis Strategy Group

Paul Lucy
North Dakota Department of Commerce

Keith Lund
Grand Forks Region EDC

Michelle Malott
Minnesota State University Moorhead 

Matt  Marshall
City of West Fargo

Matt  Maslowski
City of Moorhead

Mayor Rich Mattern
City of West Fargo

Laura McDaniel
North Dakota State University

Doug Melby
Heartland Trust Company

Dennis Millirons
Sanford Health

Drew Molstad
Industrial Contract Services Inc

Michael Moore
University of North Dakota

Don Morton
Microsoft

Keith Murphy
North Dakota State University

Edward Nierode
Grand Forks County

Anders Odegaard
University of North Dakota Student

Al Palmer
University of North Dakota

Bill Palmiscno
Grand Forks Parks District

Judi Paukert
Xcel Energy

Rodger Pearson
Steffes Corporation

Charles Peterson
North Dakota State University

Jessica Petrick
Fargo Automation

Gene Prim
City of Barnesville

Martin Purdy
Caterpillar

Ryan Raguse
Myriad Devices

Michael Redlinger
City of Moorhead

Roger Reierson
Flint Communications

James Retka
Northland Community and Technical College

Jim Richter
East Grand Forks Economic Development Housing Authority

Mike Rietz
City of Barnesville

Kelly Rusch
North Dakota State University

Joe Sandin
Onsharp

Terry Sando
Grand Forks Region EDC

Mark Schill
Praxis Strategy Group

Brad Schlossman
West Acres Development, LLP

Clint Schmidt
NovaDigm

John Schneider
MELD Workshop

Tom Schneider
Intelligent Insites

Bernie Sinner
First State Bank of North Dakota

Gary Smith
North Dakota State University

Eric Spilde
Barnesville EDA

Jodi Stauss-Stassen
Northland Community and Technical College

Lowell Stave
Minnkota Power Cooperative

Marie Strinden
North Valley Arts Council

Betty Strom
Barnesville City Council

Edna Mora Szymanski
Minnesota State University Moorhead 

Brent Teiken
Sundog

Dwight Thompson
Altru Health System

Mike Thorstad
City of West Fargo

Darrell Vanyo
Cass County Commission

Jeffry Volk
Moore Engineering, Inc.

Mayor Mark Voxland
City of Moorhead

Mayor Dennis Walaker
City of Fargo

Bret Weber
University of North Dakota / Grand Forks City Council

Marsha Weber
Minnesota State University Moorhead 

Grant Weyland
Clay County Board of Commissioners

Craig Whitney
Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce

Barry Wilfahrt
The Chamber - Grand Forks / East Grand Forks

Scott Wood
North Dakota State University

Jeff Young
Evolution 1

Beth Zander
North Dakota Department of Commerce

Pat Zavoral
City of Fargo

Delore Zimmerman
Praxis Strategy Group

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