Jeff Krueger began his role as Executive Director of the Minnesota Association of Townships in March 2021. His role is to manage and lead MAT’s 13-member staff who execute MAT’s mission to support and promote the township form of local government in Minnesota through educational programs, structured advocacy, vital collaboration, and procurement of critical resources fundamental to local governments.
Jeff is a supervisor in New Market Township in Scott County and only has former experience as a small business owner and leading efforts in Scott County with leadership efficiency.
Steve answers legal questions for members, produces many of the published materials offered by MAT, represents township interests at the Legislature, and provides training for township officers at MAT events. He joined MAT in 2015, after serving several judges in Minnesota District Courts in the Counties of Martin, Jackson, Faribault, and Wright.
Jesi was born in Brainerd, MN. She graduated from Elk River Senior High School in 2003. She currently resides with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys spending time outdoors in the summer months and relaxing with her family and friends. Jesi joined MAT in early 2016.
Jesi’s primary duties at MAT are:
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After years of retail and rental management I look forward to working with such a go getting group of people to assist in the smooth running of all MAT programs.
Alex is our go to for any communication from MAT, as well as our event lead.
Communications covers website updates, Township Insider editing, constant contact news and is open to any suggestions that could improve our distribution of information.
Lori Stalker is the Clerk for South Harbor Township in Mille Lacs County located on the South end of beautiful Mille Lacs Lake in Central Minnesota. She was appointed the Deputy Clerk of her township in 2005 and was elected Clerk in 2006. She has attended many MAT training events over the years and is very excited to have the opportunity to work with township Clerks and Treasurers as a trainer.
Contact Lori if you have any questions about township processes or upcoming trainings.
Petra Hartness is a Treasurer from Osage Township in Becker County. Petra has attended a few MAT Spring and Summer courses and has found them to be very knowledgeable with important and valuable information. Her role is to be available at different times throughout the year to answer questions from township officers, primarily clerks and treasurers, assisting in making their job easier. In addition, she will be providing direct training to town officers at identified MAT events and looks forward to meeting everyone.
Sherry Elleraas grew up on a farm in Isanti County and graduated from St. Francis High School and then the Minneapolis Area Vocational Technical Institute. She joined the Association in 2003.
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