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Sep 2 15

Chippewa County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan

by Melissa

A public hearing for the Chippewa County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan will take place on September 15th, 2015 at 2:00pm in the Chippewa County Courthouse in Montevideo, MN (629 N. 11th St., Montevideo, MN) during the County Commission Meeting. Public comment and suggestions on the Final Chippewa County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan will be taken at this time. Copies of the plan are available in the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and at www.umvrdc.org  under “What’s New at UMVRDC”. Comments on the plan can also be made by emailing emily.zandt@umvrdc.org or by calling 320-289-1981 x 104. Input from the public is extremely important and encouraged.

CC HM Plan-Final

Aug 19 15

Yellow Medicine County Hazard Mitigation Plan

by Melissa

A public hearing for the Yellow Medicine County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan will take place on September 8th, 2015 at 10:00am in the Commissioner’s Board Room (180 8th Ave., Granite Falls, MN) during the County Commission Meeting. Public comment and suggestions on the Final Yellow Medicine County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan will be taken at this time.  Copies of the plan are available below and in the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office. Comments on the plan can also be made by emailing emily.zandt@umvrdc.org or by calling 320-289-1981 x 104. Input from the public is extremely important and encouraged.

YMC All-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2015

Aug 11 15

Job Opening: Loan Officer/Accounting Specialist

by Melissa

Loan Officer/Accounting Specialist
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Challenging position in well-established, quality organization. Enjoy a professional, dynamic and creative culture, flexible work environment,  exceptional benefits (Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flex Spending, employer funded HSA, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, PERA and other retirement options) and career growth  opportunities!

Primarily responsible for administering a U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) funded business loan program. This position will also assist with various accounting activities as needed.

Related 4-year degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration preferred and two years 2 years’ of Business Banking or Commercial Lending experience preferred.

Salary $40,000+ depending on experience. EOE

Application and full position description available at www.umvrdc.org

The position is available starting immediately.

Job application, job description and position profile at www.umvrdc.org

Applications due August 28  and will be reviewed every 2 weeks until the position is filled.

To Apply

  • Please complete the application electronically, print a copy, then sign and date it. Application is available here. 
  • Send application, copies of college transcripts, and cover letter highlighting three things you can bring to the UMVRDC Finance Team to:

Executive Director 323 West Schlieman Avenue Appleton, MN 56208         320-289-1981 ext. 101          dawn.hegland@umvrdc.org

Jul 29 15

Montevideo uses Public Art for Beautification of their Downtown!

by Melissa
Mural

The beautiful mural located in the Artigas Plaza

Downtown Beautification…

Public art can have a very positive effect on communities. With the legacy funds that are currently available, opportunities exist to identify and implement some exciting projects!

Montevideo worked through a newly formed Montevideo Arts Project (MAP) committee that is made up of local citizens, business owners, city staff, elected officials, and chamber of commerce staff to do just that. This committee has created their first project: a mural behind the Jose Artigas Statue in the heart of Main Street Montevideo.

The mural was painted by Shawn McCann, an accomplished mural artist from Crystal, MN, and celebrates the relationship between the city of Montevideo and Montevideo, Uruguay. McCann and his design was selected from 10 different artists by the citizen members of MAP, and funding for the mural was provided by the following:

  • Southwest Minnesota Arts Council
  • City of Montevideo
  • Montevideo Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
  • Community donations.

The MAP committee has a goal to create one public art piece per year. UMVRDC staff helped with the coordination, grant writing and facilitation of this project. The UMVRDC has been working to facilitate public art projects in our region in an effort to assist our local units of governments in creating public art projects that will address needs in their communities, and to access funding available from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council for these projects.

Community members interested in learning more about the mural and and future projects can contact Kristi Fernholz, Senior Planner at the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission at 320-289-1981×106 kristi.fernholz@umvrdc.org.

Jul 28 15

Now Available: FY15 Annual Report

by Melissa

The UMVRDC FY15 Annual Report is now available. Click here!