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Detroit Lakes residents Tina and Matthew Moore will be recognized for their participation in the Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program during the Agassiz Leaders Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 29 at the University of Minnesota-Crookston. Tickets for the banquet are available from the Extension office in Crookston. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Detroit Lakes couple will be honored as ‘emerging leaders’

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Detroit Lakes residents Matthew and Tina Moore will receive special recognition for their commitment to leadership and their community at the Agassiz Leaders Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 29 at the University of Minnesota Crookston.


They, along with individuals from 16 other counties in northwestern and west central Minnesota will be recognized for their involvement.

Matt owns a construction business, M2 Construction, which builds new homes and does remodels, outdoor buildings, etc.

Tina is a registered nurse (RN) at Sanford Health, where she works as a home dialysis coordinator.

Together the Moores farm 40 acres and have 20 head of beef cattle.

Matt and Tina are Becker County’s representatives in the Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program.

They have been taking part in educational sessions along with other rural leaders since November 2013.

Those sessions focused on personal leadership styles, communication, community leadership, legislative issues, shared vision, dealing with conflict, and facilitating effective meetings.

This is the 30th year the Emerging Leadership Program has brought together individuals from across the region for recognition and training seminars.

There are now over 1,000 leaders in northwest and west central Minnesota who are alumni of the program!

The program, which grew out of the King Agassiz Program of the Red River Valley Winter Shows, was developed in 1985 by a small group of people who felt there was a need to help individuals develop their leadership potential.

It continues to focus on the belief that effective leadership can be learned and that leaders grow into positions of leadership, motivated by a sense of responsibility for themselves and their communities.

The Emerging Leadership Program is a program of the University of Minnesota Extension and the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.

Major financial contributions for the program are made available through the Red River Valley Development Association and the West Central Initiative.

Additional support for the program comes from ag producer groups, electric cooperatives, community businesses, and individuals in counties throughout northwest and west central Minnesota who contribute financially to the program each year.

Family and friends of Matt and Tina Moore, along with alumni of the Emerging Leadership Program, are invited to attend the March 29th banquet in Crookston.

Tickets can be ordered from the University of Minnesota Extension Regional Office in Crookston, by calling 218-281-8696 -or- toll free 1-888-241-0781.

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