The Minnesota Financial Worker and Case Aide Association (MFWCAA) is a professional organization of over 750 county and tribal agency staff, representing thousands of their peers and colleagues throughout the state. Since our inception in 1969, MFWCAA has been recognized by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and we have been instrumental in gaining increased respect for financial workers and case aides throughout Minnesota.
MFWCAA sponsors a fall conference directly related to our current needs. Members choose the topics and speakers, and set the agenda. If you ask a MFWCAA member about what they thought of the last conference, we’re confident their response will be “Tremendous! It exceeded all expectations.” This is an opportunity for financial workers and case aides throughout Minnesota to speak out and improve the system we work in each day, and we hope you join us in our venture!
Kind, caring, hard working, one of a kind. The best! You know him or her…we know you do! We want to hear about them! This person loves their job and excels at what they do. They go above and beyond. They are truly the best of the best! That is the person we are looking for. We can’t wait to honor this person! Nominate someone now!
Our mission is to promote professionalism and to facilitate the opportunity to provide training, networking and better communication for all financial workers and case aides in order to deliver human service programs effectively within Minnesota.
Our organization works with financial workers and case aides in all 87 counties of Minnesota. We coordinate training efforts, make suggestions to policy staff, and organize an annual conference for human services staff.
Our officers and representatives are selected by our members throughout the state. Membership is open to any financial workers or case aides currently working in human services programs in the State of Minnesota.
Region 1: Heather Magnusson, Roseau County
Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Pennington, Red Lake, Polk, Norman
Region 2: Lori Savoie, White Earth Financial Services
Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Hubbard
Region 3: Tami Elich, Itasca County
Koochiching, Itasca, Aitkin, Carlton, St. Louis, Cook, Lake
Region 4: Deb Mickelson, Grant County
Clay, Becker, Wilkin, Pope, Ottertail, Traverse, Douglas, Grant, Stevens
Region 5: Vacant
Cass, Wadena, Crow Wing, Todd, Morrison
Region 6: Dana Wenisch, Kandiyohi County
Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Chippewa, Swift, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Renville, McLeod
Region 7: Tedi Peterson, Sherburne County
Stearns, Wright, Benton, Sherburne, Mille Lacs, Pine, Kanabec, Isanti, Chisago
Region 8: Larissa Rasmussen, DVHHS
Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Redwood, Pipestone, Nobles, Jackson, Rock, Cottonwood
Region 9: Liz Mashuga, Brown County
Sibley, Nicollet, Brown, LeSueur, Blue Earth, Martin, Watonwan, Faribault, Waseca
Region 10: Tiffany Nelson, Goodhue County
Rice, Steele, Dodge, Freeborn, Mower, Fillmore, Goodhue, Olmsted, Wabasha, Winona, Houston
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! If you or anyone you know is interested in being a vendor at the conference this year, please contact President Elect Tedi Peterson at Tedi.Peterson@co.sherburne.mn.us.
Highlights from our 2019 Conference
2021 Financial Worker/Case Aide of the Year!
Kind, caring, hard working, one of a kind. The best! You know him or her…we know you do! We want to hear about them! This person loves their job and excels at what they do. They go above and beyond. They are truly the best of the best! That is the person we are looking for. We can’t wait to honor this person!
Nominating someone is easy. Just complete the nomination form below including the person’s name, background and the reason you feel this person should be the 2022 Financial Worker/Case Aide of the Year.
Please remember this person must be a member of the MFWCAA and nominations need to be submitted by 07/31/2022. Any Financial Worker or Case Aide can be nominated for this award, however current MFWCAA Board members are not eligible to win.
The membership dues for 2022 are $20.00 per person. Your money is used for things like running our organization, updating the website and of course regional money, meetings, and other miscellaneous things that keep an organization of this size going. Our membership year runs from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. So, what are you waiting for?