AirSpace Minnesota Interpretive Plan

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
AirSpace Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
January 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
To hire a qualified consultant to write an interpretive plan for Minnesota aviation and aerospace history.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Minnesota Historical Society Governing Board: William R. Stoeri, President Missy S. Thompson, Vice President Ruth Huss, Vice President D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary Dean M. Nelson, Treasurer Suzanne Blue Brenda J. Child Robert Bruininks Judith S. Corson D. Stephen Elliott Phyllis Rawls Goff William D. Green David R. Hakensen Ruth S. Huss Martha Kaemmer Dennis L. Lamkin David M. Larson Charles Mahar Dean M. Nelson Elizabeth M. Nordlie Dennis Nguyen Peter R. Reis Hussein Samatar Simon Stevens Susan Kenny Stevens William R. Stoeri Karen Wilson Thissen Missy Staples Thompson Eleanor Winston Ex-Officio: Mark Dayton, Governor Yvonne Prattner Solon Lieutenant Governor Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State Lori Swanson, Attorney General Rebecca Otto, State Auditor
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Historic Resources Advisory Committee Mark Peterson, Winona (Chair) - Executive Director, Winona County Historical Society - Governor's appointee to Minnesota Sesquicentennial and Minnesota Humanities Commissions - Qualified in history, historic preservation and history museum administration Leanne Brown, Eden Prairie - Director of Development, Carver County Library/Library Foundation - Formerly, Executive Director, Carver County Historical Society - Qualified in history, project management and museum studies Jack Byers, Minneapolis - Manager, Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department (CPED) - Manages CPED's Preservation and Design Section - Qualified in historic preservation, architecture, urban geography and planning Tamara Edevold, Bagley - Executive Director, Clearwater County Historical Society - Active in Minnesota's Historic Northwest, regional historical organization - Qualified in history, archaeology, anthropology and history museum administration Ram Gada, Eden Prairie - Engineer - Active in the documentation of Minnesota's East Indian community - State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB), former member - Qualified in engineering, energy consulting and grants administration William Latady, Tower - Bois Forte Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer - Curator, Bois Forte Heritage Museum - Qualified in archaeology, anthropology, historic preservation and history museum administration Benjamin Vander Kooi, Luverne - Attorney practicing as Vander Kooi Law Offices, P.A., in Luverne, MN - Active in Vote Yes! Campaign - Past chair, MN State Arts Board - Advisor, National Trust for Historic Preservation - Qualified in historic preservation, nonprofit and grants administration Brenda Child, Minneapolis - Chair, Department of American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota - Enrolled member, Red Lake Nation - Qualified in history, American Studies and American Indian Studies Nicole Foss, Bemidji - Executive Director, Beltrami County Historical Society, Bemidji, MN - Qualified in anthropology, historical archaeology, library and museum fields Kris Kiesling, Roseville - Director of Archives and Special Collections at University of MN Libraries - State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) member - Qualified in library and archives, digital services and history Jan Louwagie, Marshall - Coordinator, Southwest Minnesota Regional Research Center, Southwest Minnesota State University - Founding member of Society for the Study of Local and Regional History - Former member of State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) - Qualified in history and archival administration Ann Meline, Saint Cloud - Deputy Director, Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud - Formerly Assistant Director/Public Programs managing Exhibits, Collections and Education Departments - Former grant reviewer for Institute of Museum and Library Services - Qualified in history, nonprofit and museum administration Peter Reis, White Bear Lake - President, White Bear Lake Area Historical Society - Chair, Minnesota Historical Society's Grants Review Committee - Qualified in history and nonprofit and grants administration William Stoeri, Minneapolis - Ex-officio member (president of the MHS Board) Missy Staples Thompson, Saint Paul - Ex-officio member (treasurer of the MHS Board)
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants.
Appropriation Language

Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Recipient Board Members
Noel Allard
Executive Director
Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

John Andrews
Scout Executive/CEO
Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts

Dr. Tom Bartoe
President & CEO, PTB & Associates Inc.
STARBASE Minnesota Board of Directors

Neil Brackin
Director of Air Transportation, General Mills

Clayton T. Cowl, MD, MS
Chair, Aerospace Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Don Craighead
Chief Executive Officer & President
DHC Enterprises

Bruce DeWitt
Vice President & General Manager, ATK

Dr. William Garrard
Aerospace Engineering, University of Minnesota
Director, Minnesota Space Grant Consortium

Jeff Hamiel
Executive Director
Metropolitan Airports Commission

Gordon Hoff
Executive Director
Minnesota Business Aviation Association

Andrea Kajer
Deputy Director, External Relations
Minnesota Historical Society

Bruce Kitt
Executive Director
NWA History Centre, Inc.

Dale Klapmeier (Board Chair)
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Cirrus Aircraft

Commander Chip Laingen, U.S. Navy (retired)
Executive Director, Defense Alliance
Communications and R&D Director, Minnesota Wire

William Lentsch
Senior Vice President, Minnesota Operations
Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Sean McAfee
Global Sales & Marketing Leader, Aerospace, 3M

Brigadier General Mark Ness (retired)

Ann Novacheck
Attorney, Lindquist & Vennum

Doug Paulson
STEM Specialist
Minnesota Department of Education

Don Piccard
Piccard Balloons

Eric Raarup
Chief Marketing Technology Officer, Avtex

Ray Rought
Minnesota Aviation History & Education Center

Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad (retired)
State Chair Emeritus
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Doug Spong, APR
President, Carmichael Lynch
Carmichael Lynch Spong

Jana Vaughan
Executive Director, Airport Foundation MSP

Steve Wagner
Executive Director, Workforce/Community Development
Lake Superior College/MnSCU

Brad Westphal
Boeing Business Leader, Honeywell Aerospace

Lt. Colonel Richard Wiessner (retired)
Chair, MN Air National Guard Historical Foundation

Elaine Wyatt
Chief Advancement Officer
Girl Scouts of MN and WI River Valleys
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
AirSpace Minnesota
Street Address
6975 34th Avenue South
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155