Rural Development Fund Board

The Rural Development Fund Board, housed in the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, has oversight of the Rural Development Fund. The Board is charged with advising the Department on how to distribute tax revenue collected from mines to improve and strengthen local communities. Director is a voting member and makes final decision on projects (Public Act 411 of 2012).

Statute -  Public Act 411 of 2012

Summary - Rural Development Fund Act Summary

Contact

Gary McDowell, Director
Phone: 517-284-5716
Email: McDowellG@Michigan.gov

Board Members

Justin Horvath
Lower Peninsula
Term ending 12/31/22

Margaret Minerick (R), Sagola
Upper Peninsula
Term ending 12/31/22

Erin Kricher (D), Traverse City
Lower Peninsula
Term ending 12/31/24

Fred Taccolini (I), Marquette
Upper Peninsula
Term ending 12/31/21

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, August 17, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
TBD - Houghton, MI
Microsoft Teams: Click here to join the Teams meeting
Call-in Number: +1-248-509-0316
Conference ID: 180 174 816#

Past Meetings

2021

FEBRUARY 11, 2021 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - February 11, 2021 Meeting Agenda

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - February 11, 2021 Notice of Meeting

MDARD Housing Taskforce Report - February 11, 2021

2020

AUGUST 13, 2020 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - August 13, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - August 13, 2020 Agenda

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - August 13, 2020 Draft 2021 Grant Guidelines

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - August 13, 2020 FY19 Legislative Report

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - August 13, 2020 Public Comment Report

JANUARY 31, 2020 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - January 31, 2020 Meeting Agenda

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - January 31, 2020 Draft Meeting Minutes

2019

AUGUST 14, 2019 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - August 14, 2019 Meeting Minutes

MARCH 15, 2019 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - March 15, 2019 Meeting Minutes

2018

SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - September 6, 2018 Meeting Minutes

MARCH 19, 2018 MEETING INFORAMTION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - March 19, 2018 Meeting Minutes

2017

SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - September 6, 2017 Meeting Minutes

MAY 17, 2017 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - May 17, 2017 Meeting Minutes

2016

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - September 29, 2016 Meeting Minutes

JUNE 8, 2016 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - June 8, 2016 Meeting Minutes

MARCH 27, 2016 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - March 17, 2016 Meeting Minutes