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Minnesota Financial Worker and Case Aide Association

Who We Are

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.

Conference

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!

Awards

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! 

Minnesota Financial Worker and Case Aide Association

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.

Fun Facts!

  • We publish a quarterly newsletter
  • We provide staff development and training for workers
  • We arrange regional meetings focusing on specific programs and problems
  • We assist in caseload studies
  • We help rewrite program manuals
  • We express our opinions and views at public hearings
  • We are involved in curriculum development for the Human Services Eligibility Worker program at Pine Technical and Community College
  • We assist in defining the job descriptions for the state merit system
  • We provide scholarships for members and their immediate families
  • We acknowledge outstanding financial workers and case aides
  • We have great working relationships with MSSA and the Minnesota Fraud Investigators Association

Executive Board Officers

President

Larissa Rasmussen,
Jackson County

Vice President

Benjamin Henry,
Washington County

651.275.7244
benjamin.henry@co.washington.mn.us

Secretary

Katie Nelson,
Todd County

Treasurer

Tami Elich,
Itasca County

President Elect

Tedi Peterson,
Sherburne County

Past President

Andrea Nachreiner,
Brown County

Region Representatives

Did you know....

MFWCAA is a professional organization of over 750 county and tribal agency staff, representing thousands of their peers and colleagues throughout the state.

2020 MFWCAA Conference

After much consideration, the MFWCAA board made the difficult decision to
cancel our in-person conference this year, scheduled for October 21-23, 2020.
Due to the regulations for physical distancing, gathering limitations, and considering everyone's safety, we felt this was the best decision for the conference. We are currently working on a virtual experience to offer for our members, so stay tuned for details!

We are looking forward to bringing everyone back together at Madden's on Gull Lake,
Brainerd MN, October 20-22, 2021!

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

Nominate the next FW/CA of the Year!

Kimberli Malecha, MNPrairie

2019 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 2020 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 07/31/2020.

Financial Worker/ Case Aide of the Year

Join us! Become a member now!

The membership dues for 2020 are $20.00 per person. Your money is used for things like running our organization, updating the website, mailing the newsletters 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, 2020 to December 31, 2020. So, what are you waiting for? 

Become a member

Ready to become a member? Our membership runs from January 1 to December 31 and dues are just $20.
Join us now!

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