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Aug 21 14

Office closed – Labor Day

by Melissa

The UMVRDC office will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 1st.

The office will reopen at 8am Tuesday morning.

Have a safe holiday!

Aug 18 14

The 2014 Prairie Waters Annual Gathering!

by Melissa

The Western Minnesota Prairie Waters 2014 Annual Gathering is Monday, August 18th, 2014 from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Granite Falls Legion. Join us down by the river!

Click here to take a look at an invitation with more details.

This event is free and open to the public (Rain or Shine) – see you Monday at the Granite Falls Legion!

Aug 6 14

2014 Annual Report is now available online and in print!

by Melissa

The 2014 UMVRDC Annual Report is now available on our website!

To view this or the previous two reports, along with the last four quarterly newsletters, visit the UMVRDC Publications page.

Want to receive a printed copy? Email us with your address and we will mail one out to you.

Jul 25 14

NOW HIRING: Senior Accountant

by Melissa

Senior AccountantRDC logo - square, with tagline

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!

Candidates for this position must possess a degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration or a closely related field from an accredited four-year college or university and must have five (5) years related accounting or finance work. This position reports directly to the Finance Officer. Salary will be based on experience.

This position involves a strong working knowledge of accounting principles and procedures, A-133 audit preparation, compliance with state and federal grant conditions, financial reports and budgets, internal control procedures, payroll and accounts payable functions.

The ideal candidate will display excellent communication, leadership and supervisory skills for this position. Candidates should demonstrate strong work ethic, excellent attention to detail, be well organized, have the ability to work independently on diverse projects and be a team player.  Passion for customer service and for cultivating community relationships a must.


Application and full position description available at EOE.

  • See the Job Description for detailed explanation of the position.
  • See the Position Profile for a general explanation of this position and the agency.

The position is available starting immediately.

The review of applications begins August 8 and every two weeks thereafter. This position will remain open until filled.

Job offers are not final until receiving the UMVRDC Board of Commissioners approval and upon successful competition of a background and credit check.

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

Jul 25 14

Local governments affected by recent flooding can ask for early aid payments from the state

by Melissa

Local governments affected by recent flooding can ask for early aid payments from the state

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Local governments located in Minnesota counties can request their state aid payments early due to financial hardships caused by the recent severe weather and flooding, the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today. As of today, eight counties have been officially recognized as disaster areas by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and include: Chippewa, Freeborn, Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Renville, and Rock. Cities and townships within those counties are also eligible for early payment. Other counties, and the cities and townships within them that were affected by the disaster, may be eligible for early payment as FEMA continues to evaluate the damage around the state.

“Much of Minnesota has felt the effects of the severe storms and flooding this summer,” noted Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans. “Getting these scheduled aid payments into the hands of local governments months in advance can go a long way in helping them recover and rebuild.”

Normally, payments for Local Government Aid (LGA) for cities and townships, and County Program Aid for counties, are made in two installments, once in July and once in December. Minnesota law allows the state to make the December payment earlier than scheduled if a local government is determined to be in a “financial hardship” due to a natural disaster.

Based on the recent FEMA declaration, the Minnesota Department of Revenue is in the process of notifying the affected local governments of this option and will make early payments when requested by a local government.

Early payments of state aid have been made in previous natural disasters, most recently during the severe flooding in northeastern Minnesota during the summer of 2013.

Contact: Ryan Brown