Region Nine Development Commission takes great pride in working with and on behalf of:

  • Counties
  • Cities
  • Townships
  • Schools

By clicking on the image on the right, you can gain additional information on each county within the region.

For more information on regional development organization in Minnesota, please visit the official website of Minnesota Association of Development Organizations (MADO).

Click on a county to see commissioners and more information.

Region Nine Dashboard

Region Nine’s Regional Dashboard is a system designed to track key performance metrics, trends, and goals for South Central Minnesota. The dashboard was created by using metrics from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning them with Region Nine’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) and MADO’s statewide plan, DevelopMN.

What are the SDGs?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nation’s members in 2015, is the world’s shared plan and blueprint to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet. At the heart of this shared plan, are the 17 SDGs which emerged from inclusive and comprehensive negotiations and inspired by people from across sectors, geographies, and cultures.

Why utilize the SDGs?

The SDGs offer shared measures that are accepted globally. The SDGs are reviewed annually during the High-Level Political Forum as well as supported by the Division of Sustainable Development Goals within the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. This allows for continuous evaluation and implementation of the SDGs, meaning that these measures stay current and are utilized across sectors.

Region Nine Senators

About the Region

Gary Dahms
District 16

Scott Newman District 18

Scott Newman
District 18

Nick Frentz District 19

Nick Frentz
District 19

About the Region

Rich Draheim
District 20

About the Region

Julie Rosen
District 23

About the Region

John Jasinski
District 24

Gene Dornink

Gene Dornink
District 27

Region Nine Representatives

Paul Torkelson District 16B

Paul Torkelson
District 16B

Glenn Gruenhagen District 18B

Glenn Gruenhagen
District 18B

Susan A

Susan Akland
District 19A

Luke F

Luke Frederick
District 19B


Brian Pfarr
District 20A

About the Region

Todd Lippert
District 20B


Bjorn Olson
District 23A

About the Region

Jeremy Munson
District 23B

John Petersburg District 24A

John Petersburg
District 24A

Peggy Bennett District 27A

Peggy Bennett
District 27A

Information as of January 2019