Officers elected at East Central Regional Development Commission annual meeting

Congressman Rick Nolan addresses the East Central Regional Development Commission board and guests at the June 24 annual meeting.

Congressman Rick Nolan addresses the East Central Regional Development Commission board and guests at the June 24 annual meeting.

The East Central Regional Development Commission held its annual meeting and banquet June 24 at the Sandstone Area Golf Course in Sandstone.

During the meeting, a public hearing was held for the purpose of adopting the Commission’s 2013-2014 fiscal year work program and budget.

The Commission also elected officers for 2013. Ben Montzka of Chisago County was re-elected to serve as chairman of the Commission. Steve Hallan, Pine County Commissioner, was re-elected to serve as vice-chairman. Janelle Troupe of Kanabec County was re-elected to serve as secretary/treasurer.

The annual meeting was followed by a dinner where Congressman Rick Nolan spoke about his legislative priorities.

Ken Buehler of the NLX Passenger Rail Alliance also provided an update on the progress being made with possible high speed rail service between the Twin Cities and Duluth.

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