2021 MRPA Board of Directors

President: Chuck Stifter, Maple Grove
President-Elect: Ross Demant, Otsego
Past President: Chris Esser
Secretary: Chris Fleck, Eagan
Treasurer: Ben Boldt, Rochester
RSC Chair: Jerome Krieger, Blaine
East Metro: Lake Johnson, Roseville
East Metro: Alex McKinney, Washington County
East Metro: Reed Smidt, Woodbury
Northeast Region: Tonya Love, Elk River
Northwest Region: Marcia Larson, Bemidji
Southern Region: Paul Peanasky, Faribault
West Metro: Scott Berggren, Crystal
West Metro: Nicole Gorman, Edina
West Metro: 
Annie Olson, Minneapolis

The MRPA election for the Board of Directors and Recreational Sports Commission (RSC) begins this week. Click here to view the Board and RSC nominee profiles.  Thank you to all the nominees for the MRPA Board of Directors and RSC.


About the MRPA Board

The membership of the Board of Directors consists of persons elected by the professional membership as follows (current board consists of 15 members):

(1) President. The President-Elect from the previous year assumes the duties of President for a one-year term after being sworn in at the Annual Meeting of the Association. The President is the chief elected officer of the Association.

(2)  Vice President/President Elect. Elected by the professional members of the Association for a one-year term as Vice President/President-Elect and serves the following year as President. The Vice President/President Elect assumes office after being sworn in at the Annual Meeting of the Association.

(3)  Secretary. Elected by the professional members of the Association for a two-year term and assumes office for the first year on an even-numbered year after being sworn in at the Annual Meeting of the Association.

(4)  Treasurer. Elected by the professional members of the Association for a two-year term and assumes office for the first year on an odd-numbered year after being sworn in at the Annual Meeting of the Association.

(5)  Immediate Past President. Assumes this position for a one-year term after the Annual Meeting of the Association of the year immediately following his/her term as President.

(6) Regional Directors. Elected from the region they represent by members from that region for a two-year term of office. They assume the directorship after being sworn in at the Annual Meeting of the Association.

(a) East Metro. Representatives from Anoka, Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington Counties.

(b) West Metro. Representatives from Carver, Hennepin, and Scott Counties.

(c) Northeast Region. Representatives from Aitkin, Benton, Carlton, Chisago, Cook, Crow Wing, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Saint Louis, Sherburne, and Wright Counties.

(d) Northwest Region. Representatives from Becker, Beltrami, Big Stone, Cass, Chippewa, Clay, Clearwater, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Lac Qui Parle, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, McLeod, Meeker, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Renville, Roseau, Sibley, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin, and Yellow Medicine Counties.

(e) Southern Region.  Representatives from Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Redwood, Rice, Rock, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Winona, and Watonwan Counties.

(f) RSC Chair. RSC Chair is elected by the entire membership of the Association for a two-year term and assumes office an odd-numbered year after being duly sworn in at the Annual Meeting of the Association.

Click here to view the historical list of Board Presidents from 1937-present

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