Staff

The MVCOG is staffed by an Executive Director, Program Director, Senior Advisor, and an administrative secretary. With combined local government years of service of over 100 years, the MVCOG team provides professional, innovative, and cost-effective services to member jurisdictions.

Krista Amos has served the members of the MVCOG since 1992 as the Executive Director. Ms. Amos has over 31 years of local government experience in the areas of land use/planning, human resources/labor relations, and administration. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Gustavus Adolphus College and her master’s in public administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Jennifer Graves serves as Human Resources Generalist.

Vacant – Land Use Specialist

Laura Elvebak serves as a Senior Advisor. Ms. Elvebak served 10+ years as Program Administrator/Director for the MVCOG and six years in County government as a County Administrator. Ms. Elvebak earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Minnesota State University, Mankato and has substantial completion of her master’s degree in Public Administration, with an emphasis in Urban Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Richard Almich serves as the Senior Advisor. Mr. Almich earned his bachelor’s degree in public administration from St. Cloud State. He has over 40 years of experience in local government, primarily as the City Administrator for the City of Le Sueur.

Diane Biedscheid serves as a Administrative Secretary for the MVCOG and has over 35 years of local government experience. Ms. Biedscheid specializes in providing high level administrative support.

Updated: 7/2018