Minnesota Association of 
County Probation Officers 

Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee is responsible for coordinating and monitoring all legislative affairs for the Association.  The committee meets monthly or more as needed.  Activities of the Committee include working closely with the Association lobbyist, meeting with key legislators prior to the legislative session, hosting a “Capital Day” for the association, collaborating with other corrections associations, and attending legislative hearings that impact members of the Association. 

Committee Chair

Margaret Munson

Wright County Court Services

10 NW 2nd Street, Rm 402

Buffalo, MN 55313


Current Committee Members

Carter Diers - Department of Corrections

Jim Schneider - Cass County Court Services

Todd Eustice - Kanabec County Court Services

Nicole Grams - Waseca County Court Services

Brad Mesenbrink - Cass County Court Services

Chris Papesh - Isanti County Court Services

Amy Chavez - Chisago County Probation

Brandon Servantez -  Freeborn County

Kevin Glass - Pine County Probation

Committee Goals

  • Oversee the MACPO lobbyist’s activities and ensure that they are in accordance with the current “MACPO Agreement for Services.”
  • Give clear direction to MACPO’s lobbyist on activities related to specific legislation.
  • Continue to prepare the yearly MACPO Legislative Position Statement and Initiatives and obtain formal approval from the MACPO Executive Board.
  • Distribute and discuss the Legislative Position Statement and Initiatives and with key legislators prior to the start of the Legislative Session.
  • Actively pursue the yearly Initiatives throughout the Legislative Session.
  • Continue to monitor and develop positions on various bills affecting MACPO membership.
  • Make positions known to legislators through the use of lobbyist contact, formal statements, and “fact sheets”.
  • Provide testimony supporting or opposing the pending legislation.
  • Continue to keep MACPO leadership informed of Legislative Committee activity and of positions on pending legislation by the Chair attending the MACPO Executive Board meetings.

to contact your Legislatures

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MACPO's 2021 Legislative Priorities

Contact the Legislative Committee at Legislative@MACPO.net.

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