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



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Contact the Legislative Committee at Legislative@MACPO.net



MAPCO Lobbyist
Lisa Frenette


With close to 20 years of experience working with lawmakers, lawyers, and policy advocates I understand the political landscape in Minnesota. I have worked in both the Senate and the House Republican Caucuses where I was a legislative assistant and a committee administrator for the House Government Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee. Over the years I developed strong bipartisan relationships among members of the Minnesota House of Representatives, the Minnesota State Senate and the Executive branch. I have been lobbying for the past 10 years. Before starting Frenette Legislative Advisors, I worked with the Messerli and Kramer, P. A., the Minnesota Grocers Association, and the Builders Association of Minnesota. 

Current Committee Members


Bryan Olsen - Nicollet County Court Services


Curt Henrichs - Nicollet County Court Services


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


Lisa Frenette - Frenette Legislative Advisors


Amy Chavez - Chisago County Probation


Brandon Servantez -  Waseca County Court Services


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.
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