Avenu Tax: The Minnesota Property Tax System (PTS) User Group

The Minnesota Property Tax System (PTS) User Group currently has 28 counties using the Avenu Minnesota property tax system. There are several subcommittees committed to various projects, such as the Legislative Research Committee, the Beta Testing Committee, Training Committee, Standards Committee and the Enhancement and Issues Committee (EIC). The MnCCC Tax User Group works closely with the Minnesota Department of Revenue on all of our projects. 

Executive Officers

Past Chair: Wayne Stein, Otter Tail County
Chair: Micki O'Keefe, Goodhue County
Vice-Chair: Brenda Shoemaker, Otter Tail County 
Recording Officer: Rhonda Otto, Wabasha County

Committee Chairs

Legislative Research Committee (LRC): Steve Hacken, Winona County
Standards Committee Co-Chairse: Connie Kurtzweg, McLeod County, and Resa Harris, Brown County
Beta Testing Committee: Micki O'Keefe, Goodhue County
Training Committee: Marilee Peterson, Sibley County


At-Large Representative (up for election in 2021): Tammi Vaith, Wright County
Northern Representative: Troy Stewart, Pine County
Southern Representative (up for election in 2021): Connie Kurtzweg, McLeod County
At-Large Representative: Karen McClellan, Kanabec County


ISSG Liaisons: Rich Meyer, Brown County and Kyle Jerviss, Wabasha County
MnCCC Board Liaison: Jason McCaslin, Fillmore County

Rules & Regulations

Download the Avenu Tax Rules & Regulations pdf

Meeting Schedule

Tax Advisory meets the third Thursday each month. Full user group business meetings are held at the MnCCC Conference in June and periodically throughout the year as needed.


  • Legislative Research Committee
  • Enhancements Issues & Standards Committee
  • Beta Test Committee
  • Standards Committee
  • Training Committee

Links to Forms and Files

Contract Vendor(s)

The contract vendor(s) for this user group that provide(s) maintenance, support, development, and training services.

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