Brenda Byron, Region Nine Greater Minnesota member, has served as Executive Director of the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council since 1989. Prairie Lakes is one of Minnesota’s eleven regional arts councils providing grants and services to artists and arts organizations. She lives in her hometown of Waseca and has been active in the community. She is a former elected official having served four years on the Waseca City Council, was a board member of the Waseca Area Tourism and Visitors Bureau, Human Rights Commission, and Waseca Community Education Advisory Council. She also served as a Network Consultant for COMPAS for two years in the 1990s. Brenda has been active in legislative issues, provides information in the Regional Arts Council’s newsletter and mailings about MCA’s activities and educating her 9-county Region about working with legislators. Brenda holds an MA in Agency Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University and BA in Business Administration, from Winona State University in Minnesota.

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Brenda Byron