Board of Directors

Board of Directors
  • NESC Board of Directors
    Seated L to R:  Clerk Julie Peterson, Chair John Berklich, At-Large-Member Sue Kaslow, and Treasurer Bob Rahja
    Standing L to R:  Executive Director Paul Brinkman, Directors Jeff Cadwell, Tim Riordan, John Klarich, and Vice Chair Walt Hautala
    Not Pictured:  Ex-Officio Superintendents John Engelking.  No longer serving on the board is Jeff Cadwell.

    We have a dedicated Board of Directors at Northeast Service Cooperative consisting of seven members. The majority serve on a Minnesota school board; with one City County Other Government Agency (CCOGA) appointee. The Board also has one Ex-Officio superintendent from Minnesota school districts.

  • NESC Board of Directors

    John Berklich, Jr., Board Chair
    Hibbing #701
    2021 | 2024
    Sue Kaslow
    2021 | 2021
    Julie Peterson, Clerk
    Moose Lake #97
    2021 | 2024
    Bob Rahja, Treasurer
    Chisholm #695
    2019 | 2022
    John Klarich 
    Mayor of Buhl
    2019 | 2021
    Walt Hautala, Vice Chair
    Mesabi East #2711
    2019 | 2022
    Timothy Riordan
    Virginia #2909
    2019 | 2022
    John Engelking, Ex-Officio
    Proctor School District #704
Board Chair
  • The NESC Board of Directors meets at 2 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the NESC offices in Mountain Iron. This is subject to change. 

    Upcoming Board meetings:

    • Board of Directors Meeting, NESC, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Regular and Annual Board Meeting
    • Board of Directors Meeting, NESC, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, 2021 
    • Board of Directors Meeting, NESC, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2021

    Personnel Committee meeting:

    • NESC, 2:00 p.m., Monday, Otober 18, 2021

    Business Committee meeting:

    • NESC, 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 25, 2021

    Executive Committee meeting:

    • No meetings scheduled


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