Maximizing resources for the government agencies serving our communities.

From saving on purchases to becoming a part of our statewide health insurance pool, Resource seeks to help cities, counties and other government agencies be good stewards of their resources.

Our teams partner with local government leaders across the region to perform critical health and safety inspections, lead training and provide ongoing professional development and wellness activities.

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cities, counties and other government agencies served

Shared Services

Bringing a shared service model approach to meet your community’s needs in the areas of mental health for staff, payroll, grant writing, project management, strategic planning, IT management and more. Contact Reva Van Vleet to learn more about our shared services.

Custom Training

From maintenance and administration, equip your team members with the tools and information they want to serve your community better. Learn more ›

Cooperative Purchasing

Gain better pricing and easier procurement on the products you need, when you need them. Committed to good stewardship, Resource’s cooperative takes care of negotiating the contracts. Learn more ›

Health & Safety

Keep your locations compliant and safe with the management assistance of the Resource team. Whether it’s asbestos, mold, lead paint or poor indoor air quality, our certified team members come alongside your team to address the issues and gives you access to tools like Safety Data Sheet software to make ongoing management easier. Learn more ›

Internship Program

Resource fosters workforce recruitment and development in local government. Our new internship program for central Minnesota cities and counties in service cooperative Region 7 promotes career opportunities for college students and helps nurture the next generation of local government employees. Resource assists cities and counties by reducing the financial challenges of internship hosting through funding and collaboration with the Minnesota statewide service cooperatives.

Interns may serve in meaningful ways throughout the community by offering administrative support, public works assistance, help with social services, and more. They can provide local agencies with expanded staffing capabilities, fresh perspectives, and support in specialized areas associated with finance, business, psychology, social work, and criminal justice—while gaining experience that prepares them for careers in local government.

Students majoring in public administration or political science are, of course, ideal candidates for the internship program, but other major areas of study also align well with this opportunity: nursing, accounting, economics, international relations, sociology, marketing, art, graphic design, or studies in an administrative assistant degree program.

Program Details

Resource reimburses 50%of the internship wage (up to $6 per hour), for 40 hours per week for theduration of the internship within a semester.

Qualifying participants must be full-time students at a post-secondary higher educational institution forthe duration of the internship.

Agencies may find candidates through local and regional colleges and by contacting department chairs for recommendations. Visit the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) website or the Minnesota private colleges website to get started. Students enrolled in colleges across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa all qualify for this program.

Agencies may also locate candidates by utilizing social media or by asking coworkers and staff for recommendations.

Contact Reva Van Vleet for more information about the internship program.

Shared Services

Bring a shared service model approach to meet your community’s needs in the areas of mental health for staff, payroll, grant writing, project management, strategic planning, IT management and more.

Training & Development

From maintenance and administration, equip your team members with the tools and information they want to serve your community better. Learn more ›

Cooperative Purchasing

Gain better pricing and easier procurement on the products you need, when you need them. Committed to good stewardship, Resource’s cooperative takes care of negotiating the contracts. Learn more ›

Health & Safety

Keep your locations compliant and safe with the management assistance of the Resource team. Whether it’s asbestos, mold, lead paint or poor indoor air quality, our certified team members come alongside your team to address the issues and gives you access to tools like Safety Data Sheet software to make ongoing management easier. Learn more ›

Latest News

CCOGAs
2/20/19

Everyone at the Table: Meaningful Conversations about Mental Health Begin Problem Solving in Region 7E

Everyone at the Table: Meaningful Conversations about Mental Health Begin Problem Solving in Region 7E
Wellness
2/19/19

Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District Knows Healthy and Happy Go Hand-In-Hand

Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District Knows Healthy and Happy Go Hand-In-Hand

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Julie Toole

Assistant to the Executive Director/Office Manager

Mark Sizer

County Services Consultant

Martha Roth

Membership Coordinator & Trainer

Natalie Matthewson

Region 7E Adult Mental Health Initiative (AMHI) Planner

Reva Van Vleet

Cities, Counties, and Other Governmental Agencies (CCOGA) Program Development Manager