About the Public Facilities Authority

The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) is a multi-agency authority that provides municipal financing expertise and infrastructure financing programs to enhance the environmental and economic vitality of the State.

The authority makes low-interest loans and grants available to finance infrastructure that might otherwise be unaffordable to communities if they had to borrow money for the projects at market rates.

Since its inception in 1987, the PFA has financed more than $3.2 billion in public infrastructure projects in communities throughout Minnesota.

General Contacts

Mailing Address  

MN Public Facilities Authority 
1st National Bank Building, Suite W820 
332 Minnesota Street 
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1378
Fax: 651.296.8833

Staff Contact Information

Jeff Freeman, Director
Telephone: 651.259.7465 or 800.657.3858

Steve Walter, Financial Officer
Telephone: 651.259.7472 or 800.657.3858

Kathe Barrett, Senior Loan Officer
Telephone: 651.259.7464 or 800.657.3858

Anita Gallentine, Senior Loan Officer
Telephone: 651.259.7466 or 800.657.3858

Nancy Johnson, Senior Loan Officer
Telephone: 651.259.7467 or 800.657.3858

Steve LaFontaine, Senior Loan Officer
Telephone: 651.259.7471 or 800.657.3858

Becky Sabie, Program Coordinator
Telephone: 651.259.7470 or 800.657.3858

Jennifer Frasl, Administrative Assistant
Telephone: 651.259.7469 or 800.657.3858

Melissa Ralph, Accounting Officer
Telephone: 651.259.7496 or 800.657.3858

Regional Contacts

Match a region with the contacts below to find the PFA staff member assigned to your area.

Regional map


Region 1

Counties: Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau

  • Nancy Johnson, Senior Loan Officer
    Telephone: 651.259.7467 or 800.657.3858

Region 2

Counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen

  • Nancy Johnson, Senior Loan Officer
    Telephone: 651.259.7467 or 800.657.3858

Region 3

Counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis

  • Nancy Johnson, Senior Loan Officer
    Telephone: 651.259.7467 or 800.657.3858

Region 4

Counties: Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin

Region 5

Counties: Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, Wadena

Region 6E

Counties: Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville

  • Kathe Barrett, Senior Loan Officer
    Telephone: 651.259.7464 or 800.657.3858

Region 6W

Counties: Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Swift, Yellow Medicine

Region 7E

Counties: Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine

  • Kathe Barrett, Senior Loan Officer
    Telephone: 651.259.7464 or 800.657.3858 

Region 7W

Counties: Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright

  • Kathe Barrett, Senior Loan Officer
    Telephone: 651.259.7464 or 800.657.3858

Region 8

Counties: Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock

  • Becky Sabie, Senior Loan Officer
    Telephone: 651.259.7470 or 800.657.3858

Region 9

Counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, Watonwan

Region 10

Counties: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Winona

Region 11

Counties: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington

  • Becky Sabie, Senior Loan Officer
    Telephone: 651.259.7470 or 800.657.3858

Financial information about the PFA 

Steve Walter, Financial Officer
Telephone: 651.259.7472 or 800.657.3858

PFA Mailing Address 

MN Public Facilities Authority
1st National Bank Building, Suite W820
332 Minnesota Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1378
Fax: 651.296.8833


PFA Board

The PFA is governed by a board consisting of six state commissioners representing the departments of Employment and Economic Development, Management and Budget, Pollution Control Agency, Health, Agriculture and Transportation.

The commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) serves as the chair and chief executive officer of the authority. The position of vice-chair rotates annually among the members.

Board Meetings

The PFA board meets three to four times per year on an as-needed basis.

Current Board Members

The members of the PFA board and the names of board-member delegates are listed by department below.

Department of Employment and Economic Development

  • Commissioner - Katie Clark Sieben
  • Delegate - Robin Sternberg

Department of Management and Budget

  • Commissioner - Jim Schowalter
  • Delegate - Kristin Hanson

Pollution Control Agency

  • Commissioner - John Linc Stine
  • Delegate - Rebecca Flood

Department of Health

  • Commissioner - Edward Ehlinger
  • Delegate - Aggie Leitheiser

Department of Agriculture

  • Commissioner - Dave Frederickson
  • Delegate - Jim Boerboom

Department of Transportation

  • Commissioner - Charles A. Zelle
  • Delegate - Tracy Hatch