IFS User Group & JIC

The IFS User Group represents the 78 counties using IFS. The IFS Advisory Committee has representatives from the user group. IFS is owned and managed by the 78 counties through the IFS Advisory Committee. IFS is supported by our vendor TriMin.

See our informational flyer for more on IFS!

Executive Officers

Past Chair: Michelle May, Chippewa County
Chair: Waylon Welvaert, Freeborn County
Vice-Chair: Martie Monsrud, Roseau County
Recording Officer: LaRae Cassens, Freeborn County

Committee Officers

IFS Roadmap Committee: Steve Rutscher, Brown County
Training & Communications Committee: Heather Lemieux, Wright County 
IT Advisory Committee: Jon Eckel, Chisago County
Best Practices & Enhancement Committee: Chair: Emily Ehnes, Sherburne County; Recording Officer: Peggy Schaak, Rice County

IFS Advisory Committee Representatives

Northern Health & Human Services Representative 1 (up for election in 2024): Kerri Byfuglien, Roseau County
Northern Health & Human Services Representative 2 (up for election in 2023): Dan Jones, Lake County
Northern Auditor-Treasurer Finance Representative 1 (up for election in 2023): 
Martie Monsrud, Roseau County
Northern Auditor-Treasurer Finance Representative 2 (up for election in 2024): 
Diane Arnold, Sherburne County
Southern Health & Human Services Representative 1 (up for election in 2024):
 Gladys Kirsch, Carver County
Southern Health & Human Services Representative 2 (up for election in 2023): Stephani Diekman, Nobles County
Southern Auditor-Treasurer Finance Representative 1 (up for election in 2023): 
Paula O'Connell, Rice County
Southern Auditor-Treasurer Finance Representative 2 (up for election in 2024):
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At-Large Health & Human Services Representative (up for election in 2024): Melinda Robertson, Lac qui Parle County
At-Large Auditor-Treasurer Finance Representative (up for election in 2023): 
Linda Libal, Lake County
Northern IT Representative (up for election in 2024): Jon Eckel, Chisago County
Southern IT Representative (up for election in 2023):
Matt Troska, McLeod County; Alternate: Chris Cauwels, Southwest Health & Human Services

Liaisons

ISSG IFS Advisory Liaison: Jon Eckel, Chisago County
MnCCC Board Liaison: Pat Paquin, Freeborn County

Rules & Regulations
Updated April 27, 2021

Download the JIC Rules & Regulations pdf

Meeting Schedule

The IFS Advisory Committee meets on the second Friday every other month.

Committees

  • IFS Roadmap Committee
  • Best Practices & Enhancements Committee
  • Training Committee: 
  • IT Advisory Panel
  • IFS Cash Drawer Committee: Jackie Traut, Benton County 

Links to Forms, Files, and Website 

Contract Vendor(s)

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

TriMin