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Committees/Task Forces

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The MLS Committee monitors the MLS system and ancillary products. They review MLS Rules, fines, fine appeals, and system performance. They recommend updates to the MLS program, MLS areas and data. (Typically meets the first Thursday of the month) 

Chair:  Tom Acton.  MLS Management Committee Liaison: Amanda Abrahamson.  President:  Steve McConnell.  President-elect:  Doug Kman.  Members:  John Bathke, Alice Buria, Tom Henderson, Rita Hutchens, Linda Johnson, Alicia Lokke, Michelle Lyons, Cori Nolan, Sherri Pearson, Mike Peller, Megan Wilson.

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These Committees serve to monitor local, county, and state issues and regulations that could affect home owners and to advocate for real property rights in our community. (Typically meets the firstTuesday of the month) 

Government Affairs Committee Chair:  Doug Kman, Government Affairs Committee Liaison:  Sarah Wisdorf. President: Steve McConnell.  Members: Gloria Allan, John Bathke, Katie Carter, Jamie Dalbec, John Lindelof, Nathanael DeLoach, Jenna Galegher, Barb Hanson, Tom Henderson, Adam Johnson, Michelle Lyons, Brandy Meidl, Karen Pagel Guerndt, Michelle Peterson, John Sillanpa, Uriah Wilkinson.

Past Meeting Minutes (Restricted to members of LSAR, Google Login Required)


The Association strives to be a relevant and nimble business partner in an ever-changing industry. To accomplish this, the Board of Directors have established the current Task Forces to accomplish specific immediate goals. This list will continually change based on the needs of our industry and community. Please see our Association calendar for meeting dates or apply to join any of the Task Forces below.

MLS Merger Task Force

Chair:  Tom Acton
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Goal:  To facilitate the MLS merger between the Duluth MLS and the Superior MLS into the Lake Superior MLS.

Rental Task Force

Chair: Gary Kalligher
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Goal: To improve the services provided to members involved in rental activities through the potential of an additional Rental Class in the MLS. The Task Force will determine viability, and if warranted, implementation and monitoring performance.

Tech Advancement Task Force

Chair: Jim Ronding
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Goal: To identify technological topics of importance as well as effective educational methods to expand member knowledge of these topics. By providing education and training to members, the Association will help members succeed in their business, provide excellent service to their customers and clients, and limit their liability.

Leadership Development Task Force

Chair: Michelle Lyons
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Goal: To aid the Association in identifying and developing qualified leaders through the development of valuable systems and resources.

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