Marjorie joined Region Nine in August 2020 as our first ever Rural Equity Specialist. She collaborates with community leaders and organizations to increase equity and inclusion among the region’s diverse and at-risk individuals. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Marjorie is a native Spanish and English speaker; she also can communicate in Italian, Portuguese and French. She holds two bachelor’s degrees from in communications and theater arts, and she has an associate’s degree in Romance languages. Marjorie brings more than a decade of media, arts and events experience to Region Nine—expertise she leverages to organize impactful community forums and facilitate productive conversations; as well as her personal experiences and her passion for travel, learning and documenting other cultures.
- Workforce is Hot Issue at LuncheonSeptember 20, 2022 - 9:44 am
- Region Nine Development Commission Receives 2022 NADO Impact AwardSeptember 20, 2022 - 9:04 am
Mankato, MN-Region Nine Development Commission (RNDC) has been honored with a National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) 2022 Impact Award for the group’s work with the Region Nine Grower’s Network. The Grower’s Network is a group of local and sustainable farmers that meet to learn from each other and grow the community. The Grower’s […]
- Mike Laven Named Chair of Region Nine Development CommissionSeptember 20, 2022 - 8:15 am
Mankato, MN- Region Nine Development Commission (RNDC) named Mike Laven as the Board of Directors Chair. He has served on the commission since 2019 and takes over for Steve Rohlfing whose term ended this year. Laven has served Blue Earth County for over 20 years as an elected official and a volunteer. He was first […]
- 3 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 310
- Mankato, MN 56001
- (507) 387–5643
- Mon – Fri 8:00 – 4:30
The RNDC Office will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 3 for staff to attend the Minnesota Association of Development Organizations (MADO) All Staff Retreat.
Fridays from Memorial Day through Labor Day
we are open until 3:30
The RNDC office is closed most major holidays. Please go to the Calendar for more information.
RNDC staff requests that visitors call ahead or schedule a meeting to ensure COVID-19 precautions are being met.