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

Board of Directors

David De La Hunt, Chair (Hubbard County)
Charlene (Char) Christenson, Vice Chair (Hubbard Count)
Ryan Leckner, Treasurer
Christine Fox (Itasca)
Kathy Henry (Business)
Eric Wolff (Business)
Liz Stone (City of Park Rapids)

Ex – Officio Members

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