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for the Deaf

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The Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID) is a non-profit organization of professional interpreters, consumers, and interested persons. The MRID was established and incorporated in 1971 with the support and encouragement of the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC).



Application for Communications Director

Due December 10, 2019

Hello, MRID Community! My name is Sydney Groven, I am the current Operations Director on the board of MRID.

Our most recent annual business meeting was a success. A number of motions were passed and new members were elected to our board, but one vacancy remains! We’re excited to open up the application process and give you an opportunity to join us! Read more...

The position we are looking to fill is the Communications Director, and it is a 1-year term from Jan 1st, 2020 - Dec 31st, 2020. The Communications Director is responsible for social media, the MRID Update Newsletter, vlogs, and sharing organizational and board information to connect with the greater community.

If you’re interested, please fill out the form below and submit a 5 minute video answering these 4 questions:

1. Why are you interested in this position?

2. What are your goals for this position?

3. As a team member, describe what your preferred communication style looks like on a team.

4. What goals do you have for the organization as a whole?

We look forward to receiving your applications! Thank you!

Application for Ad-Hoc Licensure Committee

Due December 21, 2019

Hi, my name is Tarra Grammenos and I’m the current MRID President. At this most recent fall conference business meeting, there was a motion from the floor (that passed) to establish an ad-hoc committee to research the potential of interpreter licensure here in Minnesota. Read more...

Motion 19:10:25 - MRID shall establish an ad-hoc committee to investigate the potential of interpreter licensure in the state of Minnesota. The committee will collaborate with MADC as appropriate. The composition of the committee shall be made up of at least 50% deaf interpreters. (Houge/Evans)

The call for that committee is now open. We encourage deaf and hearing interpreters from all over the state, from various backgrounds and experiences to apply. That group will meet periodically, however the exact details of where, when, how often, etc. will be established by the committee itself.

If you’re interested and passionate about the topic, please apply! Looking forward to working with you soon!


Pictured left-right: 

Michelle Remer, Nic Zapko, Katelyn Wells, Tarra Grammenos, Sydney Groven, Joy Hahn

Elected for a 2-year term:

Tarra Grammenos, President;  Nic Zapko, Programs Director;

Michelle Remer, Membership Director

Elected for a 1-year term:

Sydney Groven, Operations Director; Katelyn Wells, Finance Director;

Joy Hahn, Community Relations Director

Open position:

Communications Director (1-year term)


Membership approved 2019 Bylaws

**Note: The 2019 Board caught one typing error (typo) in Article IV Section IV "Terms of Office"This error has been fixed and highlighted in yellow - The word "even" was changed to "odd" to be in line with the intent of the original statement.

If you have any questions about this or wish to contest this change, please email

Business Meeting Minutes coming soon!


  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 10:00 AM
    ASLIS Community room, 5801 Duluth Street Suite 110. Golden Valley, MN 55422

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