Deadline Extended for Candidate Submissions for 1 Board Seat

November 09, 2020
Dick Downham
Dick Downham

Based on the Nov. 3, 2020, election, incumbent Richard (Dick) Downham is no longer eligible to seek re-election to the MCIT Board of Directors. His term ends Dec. 31, 2020, and his seat is now open for election to any eligible member county commissioner, auditor or auditor-treasurer.  Due to this development, MCIT has extended the deadline to submit a letter of interest for this position until 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17.

MCIT sent a letter to county commissioners, auditors and auditor-treasurers Nov. 6 about this opportunity. Interested individuals must submit a letter of interest and qualifications to MCIT Deputy Director Steve Nelson at 100 Empire Dr., Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55103-1885 or

Candidates selected by the MCIT nominating committee will have their names placed on the ballot.

Before submitting a letter of interest, eligible individuals are encouraged to review the basic functions and purpose of the MCIT Board of Directors and the essential duties and responsibilities of a board member.