Personnel & Finance Committee

The Personnel and Finance Committee provides leadership and direction to the council with regard to personnel and finance matters as described in the Sustainable Forest Resources Act (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 89A.03, Subd.4; 89A.06, Subd.3).


  • Overseeing work of the MFRC Executive Director
  • Preparing Council budget requests to the Minnesota Legislature
  • Assuring that Council budget requests include sufficient resources to carry out the Council’s mission
  • Monitoring Council budget expenditures and approving significant expenditures
  • At the Council Chair’s request, advising the Chair on issues
  • Advising the Council Chair and the MFRC staff on MFRC meeting agendas


  • Kathleen Preece , Chair
  • Wayne Brandt
  • Forrest Boe
  • Gene Merriam

Staff Liaisons

  • DeAnn Stish
  • Calder Hibbard
Updated 2017-08-11