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About Us

The mission of the Clay County HRA is the following:  “To strengthen and revitalize communities by providing development opportunities, quality housing and services.”

The values of the Clay County HRA are the following:  Leadership, Knowledge, Service, Collaboration, and Making a Difference

Chair Les Bakke
Vice Chair Tia Braseth
Secretary Anthony Dillard
Treasurer Kim Schlotfeldt
Commissioner Cecil Johnson



Dara A. Lee  Executive Director 
Gerry Sieler  Director of Administration 
Jill Cossette Administrative Manager
Jared Schmeling Finance Specialist
Nathania Frith Accounting Assistant

Property Management

Kim Duenow  Housing Manager 
Jami Hills Assistant Housing Manager
Lynn Stevenson Assistant Housing Manager

Rental Assistance

Bobbi Jo Stanfill Rental Assistance Manager/FSS Manager
Bari Behling Rental Assistance Specialist
Dana Berggren Rental Assistance Specialist
Paul Green Rental Assistance Specialist/Inspector
Kavitha Gundala Grant Program Specialist/FSS Coordinator
Michelle Jackson Martens Rental Assistance Specialist/Inspector
Elaine Martinson Rental Assistance Specialist Sr./FSS Case Manager
Lori Phillips Rental Assistance Specialist Sr./Inspector
Katie Schatzke Rental Assistance Specialist

Supportive Services

Gina Kautz Supportive Services Manager
Jill Grotluschen Service Coordinator
Ashley Anderson Homeless Programs Assistant
Teisa Taua-Taylor Homeless Programs Specialist
Stephanie Trouba Homeless Programs Specialist

Property Rehabilitation

Kendra Ferencak Rehabilitation Manager


Calandrea Denomme Cleaning Person
Jami Hills Maintenance Person
Jenny Sauter Cleaning Person
Mike Weeks Maintenance Technician 
Nathan Herbrandson Maintenance Technician 

All Staff and Board Members may be reached by calling 218-233-8883 or by emailing: