Alerus Center Talking About ChangesThe Alerus commission is trying to incorporate some ideas given to them by a special task force designed to improve operations and cut costs at Grand Forks'event center.
The Alerus commission is trying to incorporate some ideas given to them by a special task force designed to improve operations and cut costs at Grand Forks' event center.
The task force made a number of suggestions, and now the commission is responding to them, and says many of them could help to streamline their operations.
Alerus center executive director Steve Hyman says among the top two that could impact the commission are a limit on commissioner terms, and having detailed quarterly and monthly reports that show the problems areas.
Hyman says it could help find solutions to financial difficulties they've ran into 8 of the last 9 years.
Another focus will be to improve their mission statement.
"Steve Hyman/Alerus Executive Director:"We're reviewing out mission statement. What was our mission statement well it's the same on we had in 2001. Is that applicable today going on nine almost ten years later. That's the question we're being asked and we're going to take a hard look at it."
The commission will also look to work closer with the city to find ways to cut costs and improve their financial situation.