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     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!

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