Board of Directors

The Minneapolis Northwest Board of Directors donate their time and talents to promote the community to visitors for the benefit of the entire organization and the area as a whole, which includes Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and Maple Grove. The Board is comprised of representatives from the Minneapolis Northwest area,  including the public and private sectors, hotels, venues, attractions, businesses and city government. They set policy, guide Minneapolis Northwest, and develop strategic plans for the future.


Lisa Albers Co-Chair

Rush Creek Golf Club

John Tracy Co-Chair

Arbor Lakes Hotels

Tammy Johnson-Kohl Treasurer

Star Choice Credit Union

Nancy Whitelaw Secretary

Arbor Lakes Business Association


Mike Elliott Mayor

City of Brooklyn Center

Brett Hildreth

Brooklyn Center Business Association

Breanne Rothstein

City of Brooklyn Park

Dan Ryan

City of Brooklyn Center

Amber Ranta

Boston Scientific (Maple Grove)

Jessica Lauritsen

Hennepin Technical College (Brooklyn Park)

Mark Steffenson Mayor

City of Maple Grove

Joe Hogeboom

City of Maple Grove

Stephen Rubenstein

Topgolf (Brooklyn Center)

Wynfred Russell

City of Brooklyn Park

Mary Ann Perpich Japs

Fairfield Inn (Brooklyn Center)

About Us

Minneapolis Northwest Tourism is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting our three vibrant cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove – also known as Minneapolis Northwest. Our area provides a blend of big-city adventure, multicultural flavor and rustic tranquility with...