IRRRB Opens Its Doors to Build Better Transparency With Officials

By KBJR News 1

February 22, 2012 Updated Feb 22, 2012 at 7:38 PM CDT

EVELETH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)---The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Agency opened its doors to leaders in the region this afternoon to let them know what the state agency does.

The idea was to build better communication, rapport and transparency among community leaders.

Elected representatives and officials from cities, counties, townships and school districts were invited to learn more about the goals of the IRRRB, including improving and advancing businesses plus community and workforce development.

IRRRB leaders also spent some time bringing guests up do date on current and future projects and plans.

Guests toured the building and networked with area leaders.

"I hope now that there is a better understanding of our elected officials in everything that our agency has done," Commissioner Tony Sertich said. "We've been around for a long time but there is a lot of new leaders in our region and our local communities and we just want to make sure they know all the tools that are available to them."

Within the next few months Sertich will host listening sessions in towns throughout the region to better understand and determine community needs.

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