The core function of the Region Nine Development Commission is to provide assistance to the private, public and non-profit sectors within our jurisdictional boundaries of Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan Counties. Region Nine’s governing board is comprised of local elected officials, and public interest groups from the nine county area. The Commission sets the agenda and approves the work plan for the agency. A secondary function is to provide a vehicle for implementation of regional programs that cross over traditional jurisdiction and agency boundaries. The Commission also serves as a vehicle to work in cooperation with state and federal agencies to implant various programs on a regional basis.