Take the Survey:
We want to hear your experiences! Please consider completing the survey to help us learn where support is continued to be needed, from training to access, the EDC and Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) want to continue to support Kandiyohi County communities achieving digital equity.
Complete the online survey here or pick up a paper copy outside the EDC office located at 222 20th St. SE, Willmar. The building is open during normal business hours Monday – Friday and after hours when the Elk’s Lodge is open. Stay posted for locations county wide where the paper surveys will be located.
Attend a Community Forum:
Community forums will be taking place in every city of Kandiyohi County. Lemonade and cookies served where locations permit.
City Date Time Location
Kandiyohi 6/1/2023 7:30 a.m. Kandiyohi Civic Center 432 Atlantic Ave, Kandiyohi MN
Atwater 6/1/2023 12:15 p.m. Atwater Community Center 107 2nd St N, Atwater MN
Blomkest 6/5/2023 7:30 a.m. Blomkest City Hall 103 S Main Street
Willmar 6/5/2023 5:30 p.m. Willmar Public Library 410 5th St SW
Prinsburg 6/6/2023 7:30 a.m. Prinsburg Community Room 501 3rd Street
Raymond 6/6/2023 9:30 a.m. Raymond Community Center 314 Spicer Ave
Regal 6/6/2023 6:30 p.m. Eagle’s Nest Bar 14381 State Hwy 55, Belgrade
Spicer 6/7/2023 12:15 p.m. Spicer Library 198 Manitoba Street
New London 6/7/2023 5:30 p.m. New London Senior Center 101 2nd Ave SW
Willmar 6/8/2023 9:00 a.m. Willmar Public Library 410 5th St SW
Lake Lillian 6/8/2023 12:15 p.m. Lake Lillian Library 450 Lakeview Street
Sunburg 6/12/2023 7:30 p.m. Sunburg Community Center 211 Izola Street
Pennock 6/12/2023 12:15 p.m. Community Center 305 Dakota Ave NE
Willmar 6/12/2023 5:30 p.m. Willmar Public Library 410 5th St SW
The Digital Connection Committee is funded and organized by the Office of Broadband Development (OBD) with the Minnesota Department of Education and Economic Development (DEED) in response to the federal Digital Equity Act. You can learn more about this program and find answers to frequently asked questions on the Digital Connection Committee FAQ Sheet.
You can learn about the full scope of this work on the Digital Inclusion webpage.
What is the Digital Connection Committee?
Under the federal Digital Equity Act, Office of Broadband Development (OBD) is developing a statewide plan to strategize improvements in internet affordability, access to internet-enabled devices, and access to digital skills training. Digital
Connection Committees serve as key partners in ensuring the plan reflects the goals and needs of all Minnesotans.
Digital Connection Committees are self-selected, voluntary workgroups. Learn more by reviewing the Digital Connection Committee Handout
When is work starting?
NOW! The committee is actively working to develop outreach methods and materials that provide an opportunity for everyone in Kandiyohi County to provide their feedback on digital equity and accessibility. This committee concludes on June 30th, 2023.
Updates on their work will be reported here.
Who is serving on the Kandiyohi County Digital Connection Committee?
Michelle Marotzke Mid-Minnesota Development Commission
Andrew Bregar Willmar Public Library
Debi Brandt United Community Action Partnership (UCAP)
Kim Madsen Woodland Centers
Mickell Maloyd Woodland Centers
Fadumo Hussein FAJ Language Services
Joel Johnson Mamre Township
Sharon Oleson Lake Andrew Township
Dave Sisser West Central Technologies
JenniferMendoza Cumunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES)
Robert Moller Green Lake Township
Pablo Obregon City of Willmar
Want to joint the committee? Email Michelle Marotzke, Economic Developer, Mid-Minnesota Development Commission at [email protected] or call her at 320-287-1737