Better IRRRB Task Force

The Better IRRRB Task Force is charged with protecting IRRRB resources, improving the agency and helping it evolve with the times. Input has been gathered from the public and from a variety of stakeholder groups and agency leaders, past and present.  


Ron Dicklich, Chair

4 IRRR Board Members

Representative David Dill
Representative Carly Melin
Representative Jason Metsa
Senator David Tomassoni

4 Community Representatives

LaTisha Gietzen
Laura Rusich
Jack Ryan
Bill Spang

4 Local Elected Officials

Rick Cannata
Nevada Littlewolf
Heidi Omerza
Warren Stolp

4 Next Generation Members

Britta Bloomquist
Victoria Hagberg
Kyle Lamppa
Jordan Richards



December 12, 2013 Task Force Meeting


November 4, 2013 Task Force Meeting


October 30, 2013 Subgroup - Governance 

        Developing an effective governance operating model
        Quick Overview of Governance Models
        Governance Models
        Governance Subgroup Considerations        

October 15, 2013 Subgroup - DJJ 


October 9, 2013 Task Force Meeting

        IRRRB Enabling Legislation
        Different Models of Governance
        Types of Governance Models
        Comparison Chart

October 8, 2013 Subgroup - Structure 

        Community Foundation Discussion from IRS
        Community Foundation Primer - Michigan
        Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
        GSE - An Institutional Overview
        Joint Powers Handbook from League of MN Cities
        Metropolitan Council
        National Science Foundation
        Public Private Partnerships - Keys to Success
        Innovative Public-Private Partnerships
        Standards for Community Foundations
        Wikipedia Entry on Community Foundations

September 20, 2013 Task Force Meeting

        DJJ PowerPoint
        DJJ Fund Chart

August 15, 2013 Task Force Meeting

        Mining Taxes in Minnesota - Bob Wagstrom
        State Board of Investment 
        State Board of Investment Statement 8/31/13
        DJJ PowerPoint
        DJJ Flowsheet 
        2008 Investment Policy
        2013 Distribution of Taconite Production Tax 

July 12, 2013 Task Force Meeting

        Commissioner Sertich's Introduction
        IRRRB Overview
        FY14 IRRRB Budget Narrative
        IRRRB History
        IRRRB Statute

News Releases

    Commissioner Sertich appoints four Next Gen members to Better IRRRB Task Force
    Commissioner Tony Sertich announces formation of Better IRRRB Task Force

Data Collection and Feedback

    Interview Summary of former IRRR Board Members, Commissioners and Regional Stakeholders
    Summary of all Surveys 

Public Input Forums

    Public Input Meeting Discussion Points
    November 27, 2013 - Babbitt Public Input Forum
    November 19, 2013 - Grand Rapids Public Input Forum 

Focus Group Notes

    November 4, 2013 - Mining Leaders
    November 1 , 2013 - Educators
    November 1, 2013 - Labor Leaders
    October 23, 2013 - Economic Development and Business Leaders

If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding the Better IRRRB Task Force, please contact Sheryl Kochevar at 218-735-3021 or