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Hutchinson Utilities Commission
225 Michigan ST SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350-1905
Office: (320) 587-4746
Fax: (320) 587-4721
Monday - Friday
7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Utilities Commission

The Hutchinson Utilities Commission meets at 3:00 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at the Hutchinson Utilities Office. The commission shall consist of five (5) persons, registered voters of Hutchinson, who shall be appointed by the council. One of the members may be a member of the city council appointed annually by the mayor with the consent of the city council, at the first meeting of the city council in January of each year. After initial appointments for such terms as are set by the council, a member shall be appointed every year for a term of 5 years, to fill the place of the member whose term has expired, except for any city council member appointed to serve on the Utilities Commission, and in such case, that person shall serve a one year term subject to reappointment. No member shall serve more than two consecutive five-year terms, exclusive of the fulfillment of an unexpired term, but shall be again eligible for such service following a break in service of not less than one year.

The Hutchinson Utilities Commission meetings can be seen on HCVN Channel 7 on
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays at Noon.

You may also access video streaming of the meetings at the same times listed above on HCVN's web site

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Commission Members:

Commission Member Anthony Hanson PhotoAnthony Hanson, President

December, 2019 First Full Term

Anthony Hanson is the Senior Vice President of the Commercial Banking Department at Citizens Bank & Trust Co. in Hutchinson, a locally-owned community bank that he joined in 2009. He serves as a member of the Bank's Credit Committee, Executive Committee, Information Technology Committee and Marketing Team.

A native of St. James, Minnesota, Hanson graduated from St. James High School and St. John's University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance. Anthony is also a 2006 graduate of the School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He and his wife, Kristi, have been married for 11 years and have three children, Samuel, Audrey and Jacob.

Anthony is actively involved in the community as a member of the Southwest Initiative Foundation's Loan Review Committee, chair of Hutchinson's City-School-Community Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Economic Development Authority Finance Team. He is also a member of the Crow River Golf Club Finance Committee and is currently the past Chair of the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Anthony has participated in the Blandin Community Advantage Leadership Program and is also a past President of the CarMc Bankers Association, which is a consortium of banking professionals from Carver and McLeod Counties. He is a former member of the Hutchinson Ambassadors and the Hutchinson Jaycees where he served as President as well as the Commodore for the 2008 Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival.

Hobbies include fishing, golfing, reading, watching movies and spending time at the lake.


Commission Member Donna Luhring PhotoDonna LuhrinG, VICE PRESIDENT

December, 2018 First Full Term

Donna Luhring currently serves as the Director of Business and Finance for Hutchinson Public Schools. She is responsible for developing and monitoring the school district's budget in excess of $30,000,000. Other duties with the school district include negotiations and human relations. Prior to coming to Hutchinson, Donna was with New Ulm Public Schools for seven years and Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Public Schools for 18 years.

Professionally, Donna served on the board of directors of her state professional organization, Minnesota Association of School Business Officials (MASBO), for six years, holding the offices of president elect, president and immediate past president. Currently, Donna is vice-chair of the Membership Committee for the same organization and also vice-chair of the Risk Committee of the National Association of School Business Officials.

Donna is a member of the Hutchinson Kiwanis Club and has held the office of president and secretary. She is also an ex-officio member of the City/School/Community Advisory Committee.

Donna graduated from Winnebago Public Schools in Winnebago, Minnesota. She attended Mankato State University and received an Associate of Arts degree. After working in public schools as a payroll clerk and accounts payable clerk, Donna completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Mankato State University. Donna has also received certification in school finance and leadership training through MASBO.

A resident of Hutchinson for nearly 9 years, Donna and her husband of 40+ years, Butch (OIiver) live in the northwest section of town. They have two grown sons that reside near Mankato.

Hobbies include traveling, reading, arts and crafts, refinishing furniture, fishing, deer hunting and motor cycling.



Commission Member Monty Morrow PhotoMonty Morrow, Commissioner

December, 2016 First Full Term

Monty grew up and graduated from high school in Annandale, Minnesota. He attended and graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Wadena, Minnesota for Telecommunications. Recognized for his academic and leadership abilities; Monty acquired six years of extensive engineering education and training throughout the US. He held several different positions in engineering and product development with US West, AT&T and Qwest. He has earned awards and recognition for product developments for several Fortune 100 companies.

He is a 14-year resident of Hutchinson and has worked in the telecommunication industry for much of his life. Monty currently performs the Regulatory & Legislative Affairs duties for NU-Telecom companies. He also serves in a variety of positions with the Minnesota Telecom Alliance (MTA), an organization of over 80 regional telecom providers and 250 affiliate members. Monty was appointed and is currently the Chairman of the MTA Regulatory & Tariff Services Committee and the Political Action Committee (PAC) Board. He also serves on the Legislative Committee. He has significant experience working with the MN Public Utilities Commission and the Department of Commerce. He has also served on a number of committees formulating policy and legislation for the telecommunications industry including safety issues, broadband, wind turbine interference issues, pipeline safety, etc.

Locally, Monty has served on the board of the Crow River Country Club and was a community member involved with the formation of the city/school district Community Planning Committee.

Monty has been married to his wife, Carmen, for over 20 years and has two teenage daughters; Mikayla and Danielle. He is very active in youth sports and enjoys attending Hutchinson High School athletic events. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and family time at the lake.



Commission Member Mark Girard PhotoMark GirarD, Secretary

December, 2016 First Unexpired Term

Mark T. Girard is the Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President of Applied Kinetics Incorporated (AKI), a high-tech company that specializes in the semiconductor and medical device industries. Girard co-founded AKI in 1998, and later established a subsidiary in Bangkok, Thailand.

Mark has been actively involved in various industry-wide technical consortiums and committees. Prior to 1998, he held technical and managerial positions at Hutchinson Technology Incorporated. He has been granted in excess of 30 US and International patents.

Girard currently resides on the Board of Directors for Citizens Bank & Trust, of Hutchinson. Mark also served on the Board of Directors, the Finance Committee, and the Building Committee for the Crow River Golf Club.

A native of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Girard graduated from Lowell P. Goodrich High School in 1989 and the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He and his wife, Sara, have three children; Madeleine, Mitchell, and Meredith.



Commission Member Dwight Bordson PhotoDwight Bordson, Commissioner

December, 2015 Second Full Term

Dwight Bordson is currently the Senior Director of Corporate Materials and Facilities for Hutchinson Technology. Hutchinson Technology is a global technology leader committed to creating value by developing solutions to critical customer problems. The company's Disk Drive Components Division is the leading worldwide supplier of suspension assemblies for disk drives. The company's Biomeasurement Division is focused on bringing to the market new technologies and products that provide information clinicians can use to improve the quality of health care.

In his role he is responsible for Corporate Purchasing, Contracts, Corporate Legal and the Corporate Supply Chain Management which includes Planning and Inventory Control. His responsibilities as the Director of Facilities, he is responsible for the global development and operations of all facilities which include Environmental Control,
Safety Services and Plant Engineering. He has been with the company for 28 years. Previous areas of responsibility have included: lndustrial Engineering, Equipment and Tooling Build and Process Development, Plant Manager of the Equipment Strategic Business Unit and other Operations Management positions.

Dwight also serves on the Supply Chain Advisory Board for the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. His qualifications include Master's level studies in Human Factor Engineering at the University of Idaho, plus a Bachelor of Science Degree in lndustrial Technology: Minnesota State University; Moorhead. He is married (wife Donna of 30 years) and has 5 children ranging in ages from 15 to 26 years of age. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and coaching various sports