About the Consortium

The Consortium is a collaborative team of representatives from western North Dakota counties, economic development regions, universities, and state organizations.

Becoming a member

If you are interested in becoming a member of Vision West please download the appropriate membership form below


Donna Scott, Commissioner - Dunn County


Gontran "Buster" Langowski, Hazen Community Development - Mercer County


KayCee Lindsey, Job Development Authority Director - Divide County


Neil Scharpe, Project Director - North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities

Past Chairman

Daryl Dukart, Commissioner - Dunn County

County Members

Williams County

McKenzie County

Mountrail County

Dunn County

Mercer County

Divide County

Hettinger County

Adams County

Billings County

Stark County

City Members



Visionary Members ($1000)


Leader Members ($750)

Dickinson State University

Epic Engineering

Supporter Members ($350)

Beulah Chamber of Commerce

Minot State University

North Dakota Community Foundation

McKenzie County Job Development Authority

SRF Consulting, Inc.

North Dakota Department of Commerce

Sponsor Members ($150)

Bakken Backers

Southwest REAP

Bottineau County Economic Develoment Corporation

Hazen Community Development

Joel Quanbeck

DLN Consulting, Inc.

Daryl Dukart

Common Sense Consulting

Western Dakota Energy Association

Dunn County Job Development Authority

Beulah Job Development Authority

Mercer County Soil Conservation District

Theodore Roosevelt Expressway

Interstate Engineering

Associate Members ($100)

Houston Engineering Inc

North Dakota Small Business Development Centers

Southwest Water Authority

Souris Basin Planning Council

Stanley Commercial Club

Bowman County Development Corporation

NDSU Extension: Center for Community Vitality

Underwood Area Economic Development Corporation

Three Affiliated Tribes


Federal partners, Congressional delegates, and ND legislators are considered “Advisors.” Advisors hold no voting authority, but could become a voting member through payment of dues.  

Advisory Members

United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development

Housing and Urban Development

Environmental Protection Agency

Economic Development Administration

Senator John Hoeven's Office

Senator Heidi Heitkamp's Office

Appointed Voting Legislators

Vicky Steiner (District 37)

Don Longmuir (District 2)