Serving the citizens of Koochiching County and the cities of Bigfalls, International Falls, Littlefork, Northome, Ranier and surrounding region.
Serving the citizens of Koochiching County and the cities of Bigfalls, International Falls, Littlefork, Northome, Ranier and surrounding region.

Supporting Organizations and Individuals

Supporting Organizations & Individuals

From the onset of Voyage Forward in the fall of 2013, our volunteers have been the core of our success.  Initial seed funding was provided through a federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration with matching funds provided by Koochiching County and International Falls.

The purpose of the grant was to develop a Strategic Action Plan to enhance our region and diversify our economy.  The Destiny Drivers currently being pursued are an integral part of the Strategic Action Plan.

The grant ended in December of 2015 and to keep this initiative moving forward, we asked local businesses, organizations, and individuals for their financial support.  The funding will allow the Voyage Forward Stewards to achieve the goals of the Destiny Drivers, maintain the website and conduct community events designed to be both informative and to seek additional Stewards.

We are all volunteers and none of the funds provided are being used for personnel.  The funds are only being used to keep the lines of communications open with the citizens of Koochiching County and the surrounding area.

Contact one of the Destiny Driver Champions or any one of the Stewards to get involved.  We are at our best when we pull together for the common good.

Join us on our Journey to Success!

Funding Organizations & Individuals

Financial support for the Voyage Forward effort has been generously provided by the following businesses, organizations and individuals. Without their support, we could not maintain this website and keep our citizens informed. We are humbled by their continued support throughout our Journey to Success.  

Partner Organizations and Individuals

This space is for Partner Organizations and Individuals that provide marketing, outreach, or other non-financial support.

Champions and Stewards

Champions and Stewards are actively involved in making our community the best it can be. They are your neighbors and friends, reach out to any one of them to find out how you can become involved in creating our future.
(Co-Chairs *)

Voyage Forward Coalition

Tammy Riley
Sherril Gautreaux
Travis Glowasky
Douglas Skrief
Ward Merrill
Paul Nevanen
Myrna Meadows
Alysa Hackenmueller
Michael Wellcome (coordinator)
Sheila Demenge (alternate)
Pete Schultz  (alternate)
Jim Yount (alternate)

Workforce Development

Nancy Rognerud
Tammy Cook
Jean Evens
Todd Coulombe
Trent Janezich
Allen Rasmussen
Bill Maki
Kevin Grover
Kris Foss
Sheila Demenge*
Tammy Riley*

Quality of Life

Dianne Briggs*
Douglas Skrief*
Tara Buller
Ann King
Deb Langen
Isaac Meyer
Danielle Schermerhorn
Ariel Schmit

Outdoor Recreation & Tourism

Jack White
Joan Nelson
Sonja Pelland
Ben Leonard
Wes & Lynn Peterson
Shawn Mason
Jo Anne Kellner
Dan Schermerhorn
Doug Lowthian
Craig Schmidt
Kelly Granrud
Billy Dougherty
Jim & Connie White
Jackie Glowack
Doug Franchot
Eric Johnson*
Pete Schultz *
Sherril Gautreaux*
Travis Glowasky
Charity Trompeter-Oveson

Quality of Place

Ashley Korzinski
Cynthia Jaksa
Dave Elhard
Doug Franchot
Jenell Feller*
Joe Schwartz
Judith Nelson
Marta Lindemanis
Nancy Rognerud
Pam Oveson
Patti Ballan
Shawn Mason
Sonja Pelland
Ward Merrill*
Wes Peterson

Marketing Partnership

Paul Nevanen*
Sonja Pelland
Jerry Struss
Sherril Gautreaux
Alysa Hackenmueller
Shawn Mason
Pete Shultz
Tammy Riley
Mike Wellcome
Sue Natysin
Marta Lindemanis
Ken Anderson
KEDA Board

Cross Border Partnership

Jim Yount*
Travis Glowasky*
Ariana Daniel
Inga Friesen
Jackie Glowack
Shawn Mason
Myrna Meadows
Brenda Sueker

Grow and Diversify Jobs

Shannon Arnold
Sue Collins
Roma Korzinski
Shawn Mason
Allen Rasmussen
Brian Rauzi
Mel Woods
Paul Nevanen*