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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

Dr. Tim Boring, Director
Phone: 517-242-5865 (cell)
517-284-5716 (office)
Email: BoringT1@michigan.gov

Board Members

Justin Horvath
Lower Peninsula
Term ending 12/31/22

Christopher Germain (D), Marquette
Upper Peninsula
Term ending 12/31/26

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

Victoria Leonhardt (I), Marquette
Upper Peninsula
Term ending 12/31/25

Upcoming Meetings

April 10, 2024
Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce
319 West Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735
Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - April 10, 2024 Meeting Notice
Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - April 10, 2024 Meeting Agenda

July 23, 2024
TBD, Escanaba, MI

Past Meetings

2023

AUGUST 16, 2023 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - August 16, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - August 16, 2023 Meeting Agenda

MARCH 17, 2023 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - March 17, 2023 Draft Meeting Minutes

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - March 17, 2023 Meeting Agenda

2022

JULY 26, 2022 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - July 26, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - July 26, 2022 Meeting Agenda

FEBRUARY 23, 2022 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - February 23, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - February 23, 2022 Meeting Agenda

2021

SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - September 23, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - September 23, 2021 Meeting Agenda

FEBRUARY 11, 2021 MEETING INFORMATION

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

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 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 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