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.

For more information about the council please ask for Jeff Freeland Nelson when contacting MPR: 651-290-1500.

Current Members include:

  • Anne Gold

  • George Deliduka

  • Nan Hackett

  • Barry Hamill

  • Lynne Moratzka

  • Matthew Koncar

  • Clint Allen

  • Abraham Hunter

  • Julie Zhou

  • Mia McGill

  • Suzanne Donovan

  • Alexandra Meyer

  • Kristen McHenry

  • Molly Pruess

  • Christopher Martyn

  • Daniel Turner

  • Debra Kwong

  • Kate Moran

  • Kathleen Klumb

  • Ryanna Jackson

  • Corey Kobbervig

  • Amintha Ratnayake

  • Kristina Hennessy

  • Emily Holtz

  • Kari Koehler

  • Amira Warren

  • Elise Gumm

  • Ashley Brennan

  • Luna Allen-Bakerian

  • Nel Pilgrim-Rukavina

Interested in serving on the Twin Cities Community Advisory Council?

Are you an avid listener to The Current, MPR News, or Your Classical MPR?  Then MPR wants you.

The Twin Cities Community Advisory Council (TC-CAC), for KSJN/KNOW/KCMP, is seeking to fill open membership positions. This opportunity is for Twin Cities Metro residents. Regional councils will be seeking applicants at a later date. The TC-CAC reviews the programming goals established by the station, the service provided by the station, and the significant policy decisions rendered by the station. They also make recommendations on how programming can better serve the Twin Cities community.

Regional Development Advisory Councils

Minnesota Public Radio has five regional advisory councils to advise the Board of Trustees on various programming issues and concerns 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. The Fall 2022 meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at noon at the Quarry Hill Nature Center, Savannah Room at 701 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, MN. The public is invited to these meetings. For more information, please contact Kay Hocker at 507-292-8636 or by e-mail to khocker@mpr.org.

Members include:

  • Sharon VanDeNorth

  • Lou Wagner, Secretary

  • Chuck Lantz

  • Al Lun

  • Jolene Hansen

  • Jeff Stevenson

  • Ken Prichett, Vice Chair

  • Natalie Siderius

  • Mitch Stevenson

  • William (Bill) Wimsett

  • Sara Kling-Punt

  • Juan Vasquez

  • Anthony Cook

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 2022 meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at noon at the Great River Regional Library, Bremer Community Room 104 at 1300 W. St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN. The public is invited to these meetings. For more information, please contact Kay Hocker at 507-292-8636 or by e-mail to khocker@mpr.org.

Members include:

  • Barb Strandemo

  • Mag Patridge, Chair

  • Maryrose Capko

  • Susie Osaki Holm

  • Phil Terry, Secretary

  • Jen Davis Windsperger, Vice Chair

  • David DeBlieck

  • Joanne Dorsher

  • Michael Hemmesch

  • Dr. Christopher P. Lehman

  • Ayan Omar

  • Brianda Cediel

  • Icephine Johnson

  • Dana Drazinovich

  • Monica Segura-Schwartz

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 2022 meeting will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022, at noon at Rustica Eatery at 315 Main Avenue, Moorhead, MN. The public is invited to these meetings. For more information, please contact Kristi Booth at 218-752-7001 or by e-mail to kbooth@mpr.org.

Members include:

  • Sara Watson-Curry, Chair

  • Earnest Lamb, Vice Chair

  • Chad Johnson, Secretary

  • Lisa Cook

  • George Connell

  • Bruce Gerhardson

  • Laetitia Hellerud

  • Bill Law, ex officio

  • Jay Richardson

  • Peter Schott

  • Dan Svedarsky

  • Marc Zielinski

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, KZIO, and WGGL. The Fall 2022 meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. at West Theater at 319 N. Central Avenue, Duluth, MN. The public is invited to these meetings. For more information, please contact 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

  • Barbara McDonald, Ex-Officio (College of St. Scholastica Educational Sponsor Representative)

  • Gia Bellamy

  • Don Davison

  • Betsy Ingram Diver

  • Alan Sparhawk

  • Karen McManus

  • Carl Crawford

  • Karin Kraemer

  • Laura Johnson, College of St. Scholastica Educational Sponsor Representative

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 2022 meeting will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. at Country Inn at 442 Walker Bay, Walker, MN. The public is invited to these meetings. For more information, please contact Kristi Booth at 218-752-7001 or by e-mail to kbooth@mpr.org.

Members include:

  • Mary Jo Wimmer, Chair

  • Scott Merschman, Vice Chair

  • Kari Knudson, Secretary

  • Karen Ford

  • Kathryn Gonzalez

  • Megan Hill

  • Michael Hopps

  • Annette Johnson

  • Karl Mork

  • Joe Phelps

  • Pam O’Rourke

  • Lisa Wigand

The KWRV Regional Development Advisory Council is comprised of members from the Sun Valley, ID listening area. For more information, please contact Maria Isley at 218-673-5005 or by e-mail to misley@mpr.org.

Members include:

  • Tom Heinrich, Chair

  • Pete Smith, Vice Chair

  • Jessica Blake

  • Rae DaVito

  • Carter Hedberg

  • Jim Tallackson

  • Sabina Dana Plasse