Gov. Dayton calls for applications to lead IRRRB

Iron Range newsToday, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced an open application process for the position of Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB). The position is being vacated by Tony Sertich, who will assume the presidency of the Duluth-based Northland Foundation in January.

As I’ve written, this is an important position in the leadership of Minnesota’s Iron Range region. If you’re interested, the information on how to apply is found in the governor’s press release below:

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that the Office of the Governor is accepting applications to serve as Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB). The commissioner must lead the Board in its important mission to diversify and improve the economy of the Iron Range.

“The IRRRB has a crucial role in bringing new economic growth and more jobs to the Iron Range,” said Governor Dayton. “I will work with the IRRRB Board to select a new Commissioner, who will continue the outstanding leadership Tony Sertich has provided the agency.”

Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) is a State of Minnesota development agency located in Eveleth, Minnesota. IRRRB’s mission is to promote and invest in business, community and workforce development for the betterment of northeastern Minnesota. The board is comprised of state senators and representatives elected from state senatorial or legislative districts in which one-third or more of the residents reside within the IRRRB service area. One additional state senator is appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration.

IRRRB provides vital funding, including low or no interest loans, grants and loan guarantees for businesses relocating or expanding in the region. Additionally, a variety of grants are available to local units of government, education institutions, and nonprofits that promote workforce development and sustainable communities.

Individuals wishing to apply may submit a resume and cover letter to Adam Prock, Assistant Chief of Staff to Governor Mark Dayton, at 116 Veterans Service Building, 20 West 12th Street, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by via e-mail at Application materials are due by close of business, Monday, December 1st, 2014.


  1. Any chance he hires a business man who understands what companies are looking for to start new or buy existing businesses? My bet is an old reliable DFL guy who’ll play the same shell game with our money, tell us how they’re committed to bringing jobs here and build boat ramps and ball fields for their DFL brethren.

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