Legislative Session Commences

During legislative sessions, the MMA staff and lobbyist continually monitor legislative activities concerning issues of interest to our members. However, the legislative process is very fluid and ever changing and this task can be challenging as the number of legislative committee meetings and bills increase.

Therefore, if you become aware of legislative issues/bills that you believe have the potential to positively or negatively impact State employees, and specifically MMA supervisors, please contact the MMA office and immediately update one of the staff members on the issue/bill to ensure we are aware of this activity and adequately tracking and addressing the issue/bill.

Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship

Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship

Labor and Education:  Partners for the Future

2014 Dinner & Silent Auction

The Prom Center, 484 Inwood Avenue, Oakdale, MN

Thursday, March 27, 2014

5:30 p.m.   Social Hour and Silent Auction

6:30 p.m.   Dinner and Program

Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN), Keynote Speaker

The annual Nellie Stone Johnson Dinner honors students who will receive new scholarships or are receiving renewals.   The scholarships are in honor of Nellie Stone Johnson, a lifelong crusader for minority rights, labor rights and higher education in Minnesota.  Proceeds from the dinner and silent auction support these scholarships that are available to minority students from union families who attend or will attend one of the 24 colleges or 7 state universities in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) system.  In 2013, 21 students were awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $2000.

Learn more about Nellie Stone Johnson and these scholarships at


Support the NSJ Scholarships by attending our Dinner.

Individual Tickets        $65.00

Table of 8                  $490.00

Make checks payable to: The Nellie Stone Scholarships and indicate how many tickets or tables you are purchasing.  Mail to:

Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship Program

P.O. Box 40309

St. Paul, MN55104

Support the NSJ Scholarships by donating Items for the Silent Auction.

Deliver or send your items to either

Rodney Rowe                                     Chas Martin

Education Minnesota                          AFSCME Council 5

41 Sherburne Avenue                         300 Hardman Avenue South

St. Paul, MN  55013                           South St. Paul, MN  55075

If you have questions, please contact Mitch Franklin at mfranklin@fmcs.gov.

Thank you for your support.  We look forward to seeing you at the dinner!


MMA is excited to announce that effective immediately (including the applications that are currently being submitted to MMA) that instead of granting up to 6 scholarships per academic year, MMA will now award up to 20 scholarships of $1,500 each year! Please remember, the deadline is March 15th so return your applications to the MMA office as soon as possible to be eligible for this great opportunity.


Executive Committee Election Results

Elections were held at the January 11, 2014 Board of Directors meeting to choose the 2014-2015 Executive Committee.  The following, along with the MMA Officers, will be members of Middle Management Association Executive Committee for the next two years:

Gary Kloos, President, Transportation

Karen Wagner, Vice President, DEED

Kathy Smith, Treasurer, Labor and Industry

Rob Rose, Secretary, Human Services

Nancy Blume, Health

Kevin Monio, Corrections

Peter O’Grady, MnSCU

David Redig, Transportation

Lance Voegele-Allore, Human Services

MMA Scholarship Applicants

Just a reminder that from January 15th to March 15, 2014, MMA members and/or their dependents may apply for MMA scholarships.  Any MMA member and/or dependent interested in applying for a scholarship should visit the Scholarship Program section of the MMA website to review scholarship information and to obtain a scholarship application.

Please note: Supervisors who are not full members must submit a signed membership card with their scholarship application or sign up electronically by clicking on “Join Us” on the MMA website and submitting the required information before the scholarship application is received by MMA.

Board of Directors and Officers Elections Results

Election results were presented to the Board of Directors by the Elections Committee on December 7, 2013.  The election results are as follows:


Officers and Board of Directors for 2014-2015

The following lists are your Officers and Board of Directors for the next two years:


President:                    Gary Kloos, MnDOT

Vice President:           Karen Wagner, DEED

Treasurer:                   Kathy Hanson, DLI

Secretary:                    Rob Rose, DHS

Board of Directors:

Kerry Bacon, DHS

Nancy Blume, Health

Joan Danielson, DEED

Mike Dolbow, MNIT

Krista Gunter, Vets Affairs

Randy Gordon, DHS

Dean Hagen, DOC

Larry Kruckeberg, MnDOT

Lonnie Lilly, DNR

John Magadanz, DOC

Thomas Maida, MnSCU

Jim Manson, Revenue

Dick McMullen, MnSCU

Kevin Monio, DOC

Peter O’Grady, MnSCU

Michael Parker, Public Safety

James Pointer, DNR

Julie Ramer, MN Tourism

David Redig, MnDOT

Shelly Siegel, MnSCU

Lance Voegele-Allore, DHS

The 2014-2015 Executive Committee will be elected by the “new” Board at its January 11, 2014 meeting.  A web article will follow to inform supervisors of the election results and the composition of the “new” Executive Committee.