Are you, or someone you know, active within the region and interested in serving your community through local government? Region Nine Development Commission is inviting applications to serve as a public interest commissioner, representing either minority populations or health and human services. This is an excellent opportunity for those who advocate for public interests to have and use their voice and background in local and regional governance.

As representatives of public interests on the Region Nine Development Commission, appointees serve two-year terms. The Commission, a unit of government itself, is comprised of leaders from local governments across South Central Minnesota and commissioners who represent public interests. It directs Region Nine staff who work with and on behalf of local units of government to address economic, social, physical, and governmental concerns of a regional nature.

All Region Nine commissioners commit to attending quarterly meetings and participating in at least one committee. Those interested should submit an online application. These applications will be reviewed by the Region Nine Budget & Personnel Committee, which will make recommendations to the full Commission as they vote to appoint commissioners on January 9, 2019.

Questions? Contact Peter Bode, Executive Assistant, at or 507-389-8864.

Applications are due at 12:00pm on December 20, 2018.