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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

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

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

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Marquette County Courthouse Complex, Conference Room 41: 234 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855
Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - July 26, 2022 Meeting Notice
Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - July 26, 2022 Meeting Agenda

Past Meetings

2022

FEBRUARY 23, 2022 MEETING INFORMATION

Michigan Rural Development Fund Board - February 23, 2022 Draft 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