A photo of the a MFWCAA conference dinner featuring many people sitting down in a conference room.

Are you a financial worker or case aide looking to expand your understanding of state programs, connect with peers across the state, or stand out at your agency? If so, consider registering for MFWCAA and attending our annual conference!

Each year, MFWCAA holds an annual three-day conference for financial workers and case aides across the state to attend workshops hosted by DHS staff. Attendees learn about how to navigate complex policies from state staff working in SNAP, MFIP, GA, GRH, CCAP and health care. In addition, there’s nightly entertainment, award announcements, delicious lunches and dinners, and giveaways for attendees. Many human services staff report the MFWCAA conference as the highlight of the year!

If you’re looking for a great networking and learning opportunity, join MFWCAA and come to our conference!

2016 Conference: Unseen Heroes

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October 12 – 14, 2016 Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria, MN

To register for the conference, complete the registration form below. To make a hotel reservation, complete the 2016 MFWCAA hotel registration form, and submit it to Arrowwood (per the instructions on the form).

If you or anyone you know is interested in being a vendor at the conference this year, please contact Vice President and Region 7 Rep Stephanie Wiley.

Morris Morrison will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 conference.  You can click here to visit his website and find out more about him!

Tentative topics include:

  • Unification
  • Cost-Effective Insurance
  • Errors (CCAP and CASH programs)
  • IMD
  • MA-EPD
  • Human Trafficking
  • GRH changes
  • Tribal
  • SNAP – processing changes
  • GA/GRH
  • Working with job counselors
  • Health Care (topics TBA)


Registration for the 46th annual Minnesota Financial Worker & Case Aide Association conference


For conference registration, complete the 2016 Conference Registration form. Submit the form and payment to: MFWCAA at PO BOX 414, Glenwood, MN 56334.

For hotel registration, complete the 2016 MFWCAA hotel registration form, and submit it to Arrowwood (per the instruction on the form).


Special instructions/information

**This rate is for commuter and non-commuters alike. This conference is an all-inclusive price, which includes all meals, snacks, meeting space, equipment, speakers and all other costs associated with the conference (see menu below).

Cancellation policy: Full conference registration fees will be refunded if cancellation request is received in writing by 09/30/2016. No refunds after 09/30/2016. No exceptions.

Please make your own hotel reservations.  When reserving your room, mention the MFWCAA conference for accurate pricing. Room rates are $117.04 (standard room) per night. Cottage and Town home pricing is also available.

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center:  2100 Arrowwood Lane North, Alexandria, MN. 320-762-1124



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

10:30 am – 1:30 pm – The Garden Break during Registration (Tennis Center)

  • Assorted fresh veggies, dips, artichoke dip, olive tapenade, crostinis, iced tea, lemonade and bottled water

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Afternoon Break (Tennis Center)

  • Assorted soda, bottled water, potato chips, caramel pretzel brownies

5:00 pm  – Taste of MN Dinner Buffet (Lake Darling Ballroom)

  • Seven layer salad, broccoli salad, wild rice stuffed chicken with supreme sauce, broiled walleye with lemon and tartar sauce, oven roasted baby potatoes, green bean casserole, dinner rolls and butter, apple crisp with whipped cream
  • Cash bar throughout the night

Thursday, October 13, 2016

7:30 am – 8:30 am – Continental Buffet (Lake Darling Ballroom)

  • Bagels with cream cheese, assorted yogurt with granola, fresh fruit tray, orange juice, coffee, milk

10:00 am – 10:30 am – Morning Break (Tennis Center)

  • Fresh coffee and herbal teas, assorted soda, bottled water, donuts and assorted coffee cakes

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – New York Deli (Lake Darling Ballroom)

  • Soup of the day, deli salads, sliced ham, turkey, Swiss and American cheese, lettuce, onion, pickles, fresh breads and condiments, assorted cupcakes for dessert

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Afternoon Break (Tennis Center)

  • Assorted soda, bottled water, freshly popped popcorn, candy bars

5:00 pm – Country Time BBQ (Lake Darling Ballroom)

  • Barbecue chicken and ribs, broccoli salad, steakhouse potato salad, home style baked beans, corn on the cob (seasonal), country rolls with butter, strawberry shortcake with whipped cream
  • Cash bar throughout the night

Friday, October 14, 2016

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Sunrise Buffet (Lake Darling Ballroom)

  • Texas style French toast, scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, diced potatoes, fresh fruit, bacon, sausage, assorted breakfast pastries, orange juice, coffee, milk

11:00 am – 11:30 am – Morning Break (Lake Darling Ballroom)

  • Fresh coffee and herbal teas, assorted soda, bottled water, rice krispie bars, fresh fruit