Committees

 

Building Task Force

Chair: Don Ryan

Staff Lead: Amy Clickner

Time Commitment: Meets as needed

Description: Review the LSCP current building needs in order to make a short and long term planning recommendation to the board.

 

Government Relations Task Force

Chair: Tom Baldini and Doreen Takalo

Staff Lead: Mary VanTilburg

Time Commitment: Quarterly

Description: Focuses on legislative agenda. Keeps abreast of legislation, particularly on the State level, that affects business.

 

Electrical Line School Advisory Board

Chair: Brett French

Staff Lead: Erik Powers

Time Commitment: Bi-monthly

Description: Responsible for operation of Midwest Skills Development Center programs. Typically made up of education, industry and workforce partners.

 

U.P. Energy Users Coalition

Chair: Fritz Erickson and Glenn Mroz

Staff Lead: Amy Clickner

Time Commitment: Meets as needed

Description: Addresses the challenges facing the Upper Peninsula regarding the future of energy availability and serve as the voice of business as decisions are being weighed at the state and federal levels. Connects economic development to our industry partners. Currently working on a U.P. wide transmission plan for alternative energy.

 

Finance Committee

Chair: Roxanne Daust

Staff Lead: Sue Heliste

Time Commitment: Monthly

Description: Works on LSCP budget, maintains monthly financials and sustainability planning.

 

Lake Superior Leadership Academy Committee

Chair: Jon Barch

Staff Lead: Ashley Szczepanski

Time Commitment: Meets as needed

Description: Plans for the Lake Superior Leadership Academy, plans reunions and graduation, recruits class members and reviews and plans programming. Must be an LSLA graduate to join.

 

Lake Superior Partners in Education

Chair: Deb Veiht

Staff Lead: Erik Powers

Time Commitment: Commitment Quarterly

Description: Works on business/education partnerships. Plans annual “Pathways to Your Future” career day for high school students at Northern Michigan University.

 

CTE Sub Committee

Chair: Stu Bradley

Staff Lead: Erik Powers

Time Commitment Monthly

Description: Work with regional organizations that are pursuing similar CTE goals like the Regional Prosperity Initiative and Career Jump Start.

 

Investor Relations Committee

Chair: Stephanie Jones

Time Commitment: Ashley Szczepanski

Description: Creates and monitors the marketing plan for the LSCP to follow throughout the year. Plans the annual fundraising events (Annual Dinner, Business to Business Expo and Workshop  & Golf Outing) and membership activities.

 

Transportation Task Force

Chair: John Marshall

Staff Lead: Mary VanTilburg

Time Commitment: Meets as needed

Description: Critical component for economic development. Includes all forms of transportation.

 

LSCP Officers

Chair: Dennis Smith

Staff Lead: Amy Clickner

Time Commitment: Monthly

Description: Committee is made up of the current LSCP Officers and past Chairman of the Board Directors.  Duties include board/officers nominations, CEO evaluation and monitoring of strategic planning process.

 

Administration Committee

Chair: Jesse Bell

Staff Lead: Amy Clickner

Time Commitment: Meet as needed

Description: Review and update administration processes including compensation, job descriptions and standards, board engagement and agendas.

 

LSCP Foundation

Chair: Dan Mead

Staff Lead: Erik Powers

Time Commitment: Quarterly

Description: A 501c3 corporation whose primary mission is to promote and advance economic and workforce development in the Upper Peninsula.

 

Ambassadors

Chair: Travis Hongisto

Staff Lead: Mary Vantilburg

Time Commitment: Monthly

Description: The Marquette County Ambassadors is a privatly funded group of business, education, community and government leaders from across Marquette County who promote and foster economic vitality throughout the county and Upper Peninsula.

 

EDC Board

Chair: Chuck Bergdahl

Staff Lead: Caralee Swanberg

Time Commitment: Bi-monthly

Description: Reviews grants and loans, keeps track of RLF portfolio, and promotes RLF fund availability to Marquette County businesses.

 

As a partner, you have an opportunity to be active in the organization’s mission by participating on many committees and boards.

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