Board of Directors

Bigfork Valley is owned and governed by the Northern Itasca Hospital District, an entity formed under Minnesota statute in 1975. Today the district includes the cities of Bigfork, Effie and Big Falls, 6 organized townships and 6 unorganized townships in Itasca County, and unorganized territory in Koochiching County along Highway 6. Voters of the district are represented by 13 board members, including 2 at-large positions.

The board meets monthly in a public meeting, currently the first Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the board room at Bigfork Valley.

Board Members

  • George Rounds, Chair
    Stokes Township
    Term expires 2020
    P:  218-743-3312
    E:  grounds@arvig.net
    A:  40742 Turtle Lake Road
    Bigfork, MN 56628
  • Dan (Casey) Sursely
    City of Big Falls
    Term expires 2022
    P:  218-276-2330
    E:  bsursely@hotmail.com
    A:  1412 1st Street E
    Big Falls, MN 56627
  • Tom LaMont
    City of Effie
    Term expires 2020
    P:  218-244-1163
    A:  105 Hwy 1 E
    Effie, MN 56639
  • Dianne Bakke
    City of Bigfork
    Term expires 2022
    P:  218-743-6623
    E:  getfitbigfork@gmail.com
    A:  P.O. Box 187
    Bigfork, MN 56628
  • Linnette Davidson, Secretary
    Wirt Township
    Term expires 2020
    P:  218-659-2737
    A:  53081 Davidson Road
    Wirt, MN 56688
  • Ken Porter
    Bigfork Township
    Term expires 2020
    P:  218-910-0475
    E:  kporter@bigforkvalley.org
    A:  38719 County Rd 225
    Bigfork, MN 56628
  • Marie Lovdahl
    Unorganized Townships –Itasca County
    Term expires 2020
    P:  218-743-3686
    E:  lovdahl@bigfork.net
    A:  34486 County Road 40
    Effie, MN 56639
  • Meredith Morneau
    Itasca County At-Large
    Term expires 2022
    P:  218-832-3211
    E:  pinetree45@earthlink.net
    A:  41929 Turtle Lake Road
    Bigfork, MN 56628
  • Greg Cook
    Unorganized Townships
    –Koochiching County
    Term expires 2020
    P:  218-244-8044
    218-212-1008
    A:  11786 County Road 5
    Effie, MN 56639
  • Teresa Kittridge
    Marcell Township
    Term expires 2020
    P:  218-832-2018
    E:  tkittridge@mac.com
    A:  PO Box 245
    Marcell, MN 56657
  • Heidi Watson, Vice Chair
    At Large–Koochiching County
    Term expires 2022
    P:  218-244-2186
    E:  heidiwatson525@gmail.com
    A:  P.O Box 262
    Big Falls, MN 56627
  • Larry Salmela, Treasurer
    Carpenter Township
    Term expires 2022
    P:  218-780-9712
    E:  meadlake.larry@gmail.com
    A:  22838 Rollercoaster Road
    Effie, MN 56639
  • Vacant
    Pomroy Township

Board Vacancies:

Residents of the following cities/townships are invited to submit letters of interest no later than April 6, 2020 to fill vacancies on the Bigfork Valley Board of Directors:

Marcell Township
Pomroy Township

Letters of interest can be mailed to:
Bigfork Valley Board of Directors
PO Box 258
Bigfork, MN 56628

By Email
WeCare@BigforkValley.org

Recurring Meetings:

Recurring monthly board meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to COVID-19 the Regular Board Meeting of the Northern Itasca Hospital District will be held via conference call.  The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

If you are interested in attending the meeting via conference call, please contact Renee Tower at 218-743-1772 for dial-in information no later than April 6 at 4:00 p.m.

 

Recurring monthly finance committee meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Board Room.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to COVID-19 the Finance Committee Meeting of the Northern Itasca Hospital District will be held via conference call.  The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

If you are interested in attending the meeting via conference call, please contact Renee Tower at 218-743-1772 for dial-in information no later than March 30 at 4:00 p.m.

 

Recurring quarterly governance committee meetings are held at 1:00 p.m. in the Board Room.

2020 Governance Committee Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Should a change in a meeting date occur, proper notification will be made.

Official Notices

Notices and meeting changes are posted to this web-page.  If you have questions regarding meetings or meeting minutes, contact us at (218) 743-1772.

The Bigfork Valley Board utilizes the Grand Rapids Herald Review for its official newspaper.

Board Meeting Minutes

March 2020 Regular Meeting

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    Bigfork Valley
    258 Pine Tree Drive
    P.O.Box 258
    Bigfork, MN 56628
    218.743.3177 | 866.743.3177
    WeCare@bigforkvalley.org