The Alliance Purpose, Background and Membership
The purpose of the byway is to encourage aconomic development through the promotion, preservation,
and protection of the intrinsic qualities of the
Minnesota River Valley.
- The Alliance meets monthly in Redwood Falls (a central location for the byway) to discuss projects and plans for the byway.
- The Alliance membership is made up of volunteers from cities, counties, chambers of commerce, museums, agencies and interested residents of the river valley. Membership is open to everyone. The only requirement is a keen interest in the river valley and an ability to attend the regular meetings.
- The Alliance also has identified a list of “Partners.” Partners are identified entities or individuals that would like to stay informed without the ability to regularly attend Alliance meetings.
- Duties of the Alliance include: developing and distributing marketing materials for the byway (brochures, videos, website, etc.); seeking opportunities to work with other groups and organizations to preserve, promote, protect the river valley; to educate residents and visitors about the recreational, scenic, historical, environmental, cultural and archaeological characteristics of the river valley; seek funding to complete byway projects.
Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission
Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism Executive Director
Lac qui Parle State Park Manager
MnDOT Office of Environmental Services
Photographer – New Ulm
Minnesota Historical Society
Renville County HRA/EDA Director
Granite Falls Area Chamber Director
Ney Nature Center
Redwood County Commissioner
Sibley County Tourism and City of Henderson Representative
New Ulm Chamber of Commerce/CVB Staff