Mike Hulett, a founding member of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission, was honored at the August Commission meeting for his four years of service. One of the governor’s original appointees to the Commission, Hulett has represented District 3 in west central Minnesota. He retired from the Commission in August as its Chair. Hulett also served as a Moorhead City Councilor.
"It was an honor for me to be selected four years ago to serve on the newly formed Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trials Commission,” said Hulett. “I was given an opportunity to apply my management knowledge and skills, along with my experiences as a long-time parks and trials user, to this important developing endeavor. In doing so, I received a significant parks and trails education from the other Commissioners and the consultants, experts all.”
Tom Ryan, fellow Commissioner and current Vice-Chair, said “The GMRPTC extends our warmest thanks and best wishes to our Chairman, Mike Hulett. We will all miss Mike’s leadership, enthusiasm, advocacy and commitment to public service. Our Commission and our State is the better for his gift of time and effort.”
Hulett and his wife Janie plan to spend winters in Arizona while continuing their summer camping tradition at Itasca State Park and other parks across Minnesota.
Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and include two members from each of the six Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Districts and one member-at-large. The Commission is responsible for system planning and providing recommendations to the Legislature for grants funded by the Parks and Trails Legacy fund to cities and counties outside the seven-county metropolitan area for designated parks and trails of regional significance.
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