Region Nine Development Commission (RNDC) 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

RNDC’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 RNDC’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


Gary Dahms
District 15


Glenn Gruenhagen
District 17


Nick Frentz
District 18


John Jasinski
District 19


Bill Weber
District 21


Rich Draheim
District 22


Gene Dornink
District 23

Region Nine Representatives


Paul Torkelson
District 15B


Bobbie Harder
District 17B


Jeff Brand
District 18A


Brian Daniels
District 19A


John Petersburg
District 19B


Marj Fogelman
District 21B


Bjorn Olson
District 22A


Brian Pfarr
District 22B


Peggy Bennett
District 23A

Senators and Representatives updated as of March 2023.