Heartland Lakes Development Commission

Mission Statement – Inspire and Retain Economic Growth

Vision Statement – Facilitate innovation, cooperation and economic growth in the region by enhancing and leveraging the area’s unique assets through leadership, valued programs, and resources while maintaining our vibrant community.


Values Statement
Heartland Lakes Development Commission is ACCOUNTABLE for delivering tangible, measurable results in economic development, by delivering our mission, vision and values with INTEGRITY.  Through our LEADERSHIP we passionately inspire a vibrant economy by finding CREATIVE ways to find the right answer, and encourage COLLABORATION by leveraging the County’s collective genius.

Mary Thompson
Executive Director for Heartland Lakes Development Commission
Email | 218.732.2256
Carolyn Pfeifer
Property Management Specialist for Hubbard County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Email | 218.732.9118

Board of Directors

Tom Conway, Chair (City of Park Rapids)
Charlene Christensen, Vice – Chair (Hubbard County)
Ryan Leckner, Secretary/Treasurer (City of Park Rapids)
David De La Hunt (Hubbard County)
Christine Fox (Business)
Kathy Henry (Business)
Eric Wolff (Business)

Ex – Officio Members

Candy Christensen, Executive Director (Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce)
Angelica Weasner, City Administrator (City of Park Rapids)
Jeff Cadwell, County Administrator (Hubbard County)