Community Advisory Councils

Minnesota Public Radio invites the public to its Twin Cities Community Advisory Council and its various Regional Development Advisory Council meetings.

These councils advise the Board of Trustees on the needs of the diverse communities MPR serves and meet in the spring and fall.

Twin Cities Community Advisory Council

The public is invited to Twin Cities Community Advisory Council meetings about MPR stations KNOW, KSJN and KCMP. Meetings are held at the Kling Public Media Center, 480 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55101. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5:30 PM. For more information, please contact Ka Vang, Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 651-290-1395 or kvang@mpr.org.

To apply for the TC-CAC, complete this form before Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Current Members include:

  • Molly Beahen
  • Elizabeth Bushard
  • George Deliduka
  • Jess Durrant
  • Jack Flynn
  • Dawn Frederick
  • Dylan Galos
  • Louis Garcia
  • Anne Gold
  • Manuel Gutierrez
  • Nan Hackett
  • Pamela Harris
  • Emily Holtz
  • Martha Kelly
  • Nick Koch
  • Kari Koehler
  • Justin Kwong
  • Lynne Moratzka
  • Jo Ann Musumeci
  • Rand Park
  • Molly Pruess
  • Ellen Roos
  • Lula Saleh
  • Eric Sannerud
  • Mike Sprangenberg
  • Colin Thomsen
  • Eric Waage
  • Paul Wilson
  • Elizabeth Zalanga

Regional Development Advisory Councils

Minnesota Public Radio has five regional advisory councils to advise the Board of Trustees on various programming issues and conerns in greater Minnesota.

These councils advise the Board of Trustees on the needs of the diverse communities MPR serves. Meetings are held in the spring and fall. The public is invited to these annual meetings.

The Rochester Regional Development Council is comprised of members from the southeastern Minnesota and northeast Iowa listening area and includes the stations KLSE, KZSE, KMSE, KLNI, KLCD, KGAC, KNGA, and KNSE. Due to emergency circumstances, the meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2018 has been postponed. For more information, please contact Kay Hocker at 507-292-8636 or by e-mail to khocker@mpr.org.

Members include:

  • Bill Wiktor, Chair
  • Sharon VanDeNorth, Vice Chair
  • Lou Wagner, Secretary
  • Dave Legler
  • Chuck Lantz
  • Lynne Kirklin
  • Patricia Barrier
  • Pam Sander
  • Kevin Possin
  • Fred Ziecina
  • Al Lun

The St. Cloud Regional Development Council is comprised of members from the central and southwestern Minnesota and northeastern South Dakota listening area and includes the stations KSJR, KNSR, KRSU, KNCM, KRSW, and KRSD. The fall annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5 PM at Mahowald Insurance Agency at 916 W. St. Germain Street, Ste. 100, St. Cloud, MN. For more information, please contact Kay Hocker at 507-292-8636 or by e-mail to khocker@mpr.org.

Members include:

  • Les Engel, Chair
  • John Wertz, Vice Chair
  • Barb Strandemo, Secretary
  • Marty Mahowald
  • Debbie Erickson
  • Pat Welter
  • Joanne Dorsher
  • Patricia Schiffler
  • Jenelle Peters
  • Maryrose Capko
  • Susie Osaki Holm
  • Mag Patridge
  • Phil Terry
  • Jen Davis Windsperger

The Moorhead Regional Development Advisory Council is comprised of members from the northwestern Minnesota listening area and includes the stations KCCM, KCCD, KQMN, KNTN, KRXW, KCMF, and KNWF. The fall annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 3:30 PM at Trollwood Performing Arts School at 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead, MN.
For more information, please contact Kristi Booth at 218-751-8864 or by e-mail to kbooth@mpr.org.

Members include:

  • Marti Vanderpan, Chair
  • Bill Law, Vice Chair
  • Jay Richardson, Secretary
  • Tracey Moorhead, Ex-Officio (Concordia College Educational Sponsor Representative)
  • Karen Branden
  • Jean Hannig
  • Stephanie Hoff
  • Chad Johnson
  • Peter Schott
  • Dan Svedarsky
  • Sara Watson-Curry
  • Carol Zielinksi

The Duluth Regional Development Council is comprised of members from the northeastern Minnesota and Houghton, MI listening area and includes the stations WSCD, WSCN, WIRC, WIRR, WIRN, WGRH, WINH, WMLS, WLSN, and WGGL. The fall annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 3:30 PM at Hoops Brewery at 325 S. Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN. For more information, please call Maria Isley at 218-673-5005 or by e-mail to misley@mpr.org.

Members include:

  • Mickey Pearson, Chair
  • Peter Jeronimus, Vice Chair
  • Lori Huska, Secretary
  • Robert Ashenmacher, Ex-Officio (College of St. Scholastica Educational Sponsor Representative)
  • Gia Bellamy
  • Linda Boben
  • Don Davison
  • Betsy Ingram Diver
  • President Colette Geary, Ex-Officio (College of St. Scholastica Educational Sponsor Representative)
  • Melanie Grune
  • Amy Johnson
  • Scott Neff
  • Steve Piragis

The Bemidji Regional Development Advisory Council is comprised of members from the north central Minnesota listening area and includes the stations KBPR, KBPN, KCRB, KNBJ, KGRP, and KITF. The fall annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 3:30 PM at Chase on the Lake, 502 Cleveland Blvd, Walker, MN. For information, please contact Kristi Booth at 218-751-8864 or by e-mail to kbooth@mpr.org.

Members include:

  • Lorena Cook, Chair
  • Sharon Fruetel, Vice Chair
  • Sue Beck, Secretary
  • Kirsten Addison
  • Bob Brekken
  • Karen Ford
  • Dale Hadland
  • Megan Hill
  • Scott Merschman
  • Melodee Monicken
  • Dan Olson
  • Joe Phelps
  • Leonore Potter
  • Lisa Wigand

The KWRV Regional Development Advisory Council is comprised of members from the Sun Valley, ID listening area.
For more information, please contact Kristi Booth at 218-751-8864 or by e-mail to kbooth@mpr.org.

Members include:

  • Bill Cassell
  • Rae Devito
  • Tom Heinrich, Chair
  • Carlyn Ring
  • Pete Smith
  • Jim Tallackson
  • Sabina Dana Plasse