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The Minnesota Governor's Residence is supported by these key partners:

The Governor's Residence Council

The Governor's Residence Council (GRC) was created by the Legislature in 1980 to advise state officials on the preservation, renovation, and maintenance of the Minnesota Governor's Residence. It has 19 members: the Commissioner of Administration, the governor's spouse, the executive director of the Arts Board, the director of the Minnesota Historical Society, one member each from the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Senate, and 13 members appointed by the governor. Andrea Hart Kajer currently serves as chairperson of the Governor's Residence Council.

The council develops restoration plans, approves alterations and solicits contributions for improvements or furnishings for public areas of the building. It meets on a regular basis to review issues that affect the residence.

In 1983, the council commissioned a study which resulted in recommendations to protect the safety of residents and visitors and to preserve the integrity of the buildings and related facilities.

Governor's Residence Council

  • Kent Whitworth
  • Amelious Whyte, Chair
  • Julie Spiering 
  • Marilyn Porter
  • Fayneese Miller
  • Patricia Crego
  • Jeffrey Feulner
  • John Dietrich
  • Madeleine Gagnon
  • Senator Karin Housley
  • Katie Knutson 
  • Gregory Nations
  • Commissioner Alice Roberts-Davis
  • Representative Heather Edelson
  • Eric Hansen, American Institute of Architects 
  • Assistant Commissioner Erin Campbell
  • Sean Ryan
  • Sue Gens
  • Vicki Ford
  • Tara Huml, Residence Manager
  • Kathy Morgan, Executive Aide

Governor's Residence Council Meeting Information

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1006 Summit Avenue Society

The 1006 Summit Avenue Society was created in 1982 as a non-profit fundraising organization to aid in the preservation and refurbishment of the Minnesota Governor's Residence. Since its founding, the Society has raised over $500,000 for household items ranging from china and silver to conference room furnishings and decorative items. More information about the 1006 Summit Avenue Society is available at

Minnesota Department of Administration

As the state agency that manages and maintains buildings owned by the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Administration serves as the building manager for the Minnesota Governor's Residence. Learn more about the Department of Administration and State of Minnesota buildings at

For more information about other partner organizations around the state, including the Minnesota Historical Society, Explore Minnesota Tourism, Office of the Governor and more, check out our Links page.

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