Continuum of Care

The Continuum of Care is a regional planning body of representative stakeholders designed to promote a shared commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.

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What is SMAC?

Suburban Metro Area Continuum of Care (SMAC) is a network of organizations, community residents and businesses that plan programs with the primary goal of alleviating homelessness in 5 counties in Suburban MN. The counties* include: Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Scott, Carver.

*Click on the county for further information and meeting details.

SMAC Governing Board meetings adhere to open meeting formats and are held on the 4th Friday of each month from 1pm - 3pm at Mental Health Resources: 762 Transfer Rd. St. Paul, MN.


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Who is on the SMAC Governing Board?

SMAC is governed by representatives from the Local Homeless Planning Committees in each of the 5 counties.

2018 Governing Board members are:

Governing Board Member Representing Employer/Contact Information
Betty Notto Anoka County YMCA

Bradley Legrid Anoka County MAC-V

Dan Lauer-Schumacher Scott/Carver Counties Scott County

Dana Scarlett Dakota County Tasks Unlimited

Denise Smieja Dakota County The Link

Eric Gentry Scott/Carver Counties Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency

James Barron At Large Position Property Ladder

Jazi Foreman Washington County Solid Ground

Jen Romero Scott/Carver Counties Carver County

Jenny Green At Large Position Alexandra House

Heather Duchscherer At Large Position Hearth Connection

Lynnette Medcalf Washington County The Salvation Army

Michele Reid Anoka County Anoka County

Rebecca Bowers Dakota County Dakota County

Therese Gilbertson Washington County Washington County

2018 Governing Board officers are:

Governing Board Officer Position Employer/Contact Information
Matt Lewis Chair Radias Health

Heather Duchscherer Vice Chair Hearth Connection

Courtney Knoll Secretary MESH


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