Apple Valley Mayor – 20 Years
District 196 School Board Director, 6 Years
President of League of MN Cities
President of MN Mayors
National League of Cities Board of Directors
NLC -Finance, Audit, Advisory Council
NLC Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
NLC Transportation Infrastructure
Metropolitan Cities Board
Dakota Broadband Board
MN. Women in City Government
Metro Region: Transportation Advisory Board: Vice-Chair
Apple Valley Fire Relief Association
Co-Chair- High Performance Partnership
Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
Vice-President – Founder Apple Valley Arts Foundation
Editorial Board- American City & County Magazine
Bicycle Friendly Apple Valley
American Legion Post 1776 Auxiliary Member
One of Founders of the School of Environmental Studies @ The MN. Zoo
Green Steps Program founding Committee member
Green Step Cities Advisory Board
Green Cities Leading the Way Twin Cities PublicTelevision
League of MN. Cities 2018 C.C. Ludwig Award: Lifetime Achievement Award
MN. History Center: Women Leadership Recognition
Mark McAfee Friend of Workforce Development Award
17th Best City in America
CNN Money, 2010
AAA Top Credit Rating!
Moody’s investor Services stated that they “expect the city’s well managed financial operations to continue, given a history of structural budget balance”
4.0% Net Job Growth in 2013 & Growing!
Uponor Executive Vice president Anders Tolltsten said Uponor will need “hundreds” of qualified people in the coming years. It may be an opportunity to partner with local educators such as St. Mary’s University and DCTC. Mr. Tollsten also said “This city runs like an effective business” and he again reinforced how pleased they are to be located here.
One of the safest hometowns in America!