About us

The PACC is a 66,000 sq. ft. facility that has been in the Perham Community since 1989. We are currently in the process of expanding our faclity and undergoing numerous renevations to be a premium community center for the Perham area. 

leadership team & board members

Interested in becoming a PACC Board Member? Reach out to our Executive Director, Leigh, to learn more about this opportunity. 



The PACC has been around since 1989, and has undergone many changes & improvements in its time. Check below to see our full history, as well as learn more about our current policies.


The Pacc Foundation

This helps provide a secure source of funding for the future operations and development of the PACC’s programming like: Summer Rec, Child Watch, After School, Learn to Swim, Memberships, Scholarships and more, to ensure everyone has the ability to participate.


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The PACC has a multitude of policies and procedures our members and community should be aware of. Check them out here!


Our PACC History:

For 33 years, the PACC’s recipe for success has been simple. It’s been a combination of hardworking people who have a passion for Perham and the surrounding communities.  The PACC is the only all-encompassing center in Perham.  It was developed in partnership with the City of Perham, the School District and a group of community people who got together and created the 501(c)(3) business name called Perham Area Activity Center known today as The PACC. 

The PACC underwent massive renovations between 2017 and 2022. Adding on 70,000 square feet to the pre existing building for a grand total of 140,000 square feet. Adding new equipment and even a new pool, the many changes make The PACC stand out in Perham as a high quality community facility. From adding a therapy pool to a state of the art kids playland, there is something for everyone here The PACC. To see our PACC Fit-Up Project timeline and current updates, click the link below. 


  • Brand New Cardio & Weight Lifting Rooms (est. 2022)
  • Two Group Fitness Studios & a Cycling Studio
  • Therapy Pool & 6 Lane Lap Pool
  • Child Watch Center & Playland
  • Field House
  • Walking Track
  • Mulitple Meeting & Party Rooms


The PACC Fitness Center is newly renovated as of 2022, and has so much to offer! New weight lifting platforms, cardio equipment and more! Come check out all of our new equipment, or signup for a class today.


The PACC Aquatics Center has something for everyone, from swimming lessons to water aerobics – being in the water is always a blast at The PACC!


The PACC Fitness Center is newly renovated as of 2022, and has so much to offer! New weight lifting platforms, cardio equipment and more! Come check out all of our new equipment, or signup for a class today.



Wellness Coordinator

Leigh S.
Leigh S.

Executive Director

Scott B.
Scott B.

Maintenance Director

Tyler G.
Tyler G.

Membership Director

Courtney S.
Courtney S.

Aquatics Director

Rebecca S.
Rebecca S.


Board of directors

The PACC Board of Directors is comprised of 9 people who are active members of the PACC in good standing. Each member serves a term of 3 years, and can serve 2 terms. The board also has 1 representative appointed by the City of Perham. Board members are selected through recommendations of current board members, however any PACC member in good standing age 18+ is eligible. Our Board meets the 4th Wednesday of each month. If you are interested in serving on the board, please call and speak with our Executive Director at 218 346-7222.

Board of directors

Interested in being more involved?

Do you have a passion for the PACC?  Are you looking to get involved?  We are looking to fill a board spot.  If you have an interest in Child Watch, Playland, Birthday Parties, After School Programming we would love to talk with you.
Must be a current member of the PACC in good standing, willing to attend 12 meetings a year (4th Wednesday of each month 6:45 am) and provide feedback and ideas for the above areas. Email Leigh director@perhamareacommunitycenter.net for more details. 

Maggie Fresonke


Tiffany Hemberger


Chris Phillips

Board Member

Todd Ziemke

Vice President

Alissa Lepp

Board Member

BJ Peters

Board Member

David Arvig


Leann Feldt

Board Member

Brad Schmidt

City Representative


Give today!

One of our greatest aspirations in life is to leave a mark – to make a difference. There are issues that face our community that you feel passionate about; leadership development, health and wellness, education and childcare. Through your care and commitment, you can help ensure that the PACC has a secure future and our programs continue to address the needs in our community. If you have any questions please contact Executive Director, Leigh Shebeck, at 218-346-7222 or email director@perhamareacommunitycenter.net

Wills & Bequests

A gift to the PACC Foundation by will permits you to retain all of your assets during your lifetime and/or the life of your spouse. Designations may be for a percentage of your estate or for a specified amount.

Charitable Trust & Gift Annuities

Gifts with life income retained by you or your beneficiaries, with the remainder of the trust assets eventually passing to the PACC Foundation

donate another way?

If you are interested in donating, checks can be made to PACC with “Foundation” in the memo line. These can be dropped off or mailed to:


Leigh S.

620 3rd Ave SE

Perham, MN 56575



Call Us

(218) 346-7222


Perham Area Community Center
620 3rd Avenue SE Perham, MN 56573


Mon- Fri    6am-9pm
Saturday    8am-4pm
Sunday       12pm-4pm

*24/7 Access available when unstaffed with membership, ask us how!


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REMINDER!!! We are closed September 5th.
As much as we would love to see you, we are closed in celebration of labor day. Thank you!