EXPERIENCE

  • Village Board, 2019 - Present
  • Chair, Parks, Recreation and Forestry Committee
  • Chair, Ordinance Review Committee
  • Secretary, Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee
  • Member, Utility Commission
  • Member, Personnel and Finance Committee
  • Member,  Board of Review
  • Commissioner, Capital Area Regional Planning Commission
  • Member, Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Optimist Club of Cottage Grove

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Voted for approval of various projects and developments, such as
    • Bakken Park Splash Pad & Shelter
    • Miracle League Field and Rugby Facility at Bakken Park
    • New bike path plans increasing connectivity in the Village
    • Two hotel projects - Comfort Suites and Atwell Suites​
    • New restaurant and site modifications to existing outdoor spaces due to the COVID-19 pandemic
    • A variety of types of housing creating more opportunity in Cottage Grove - Westlawn Estates 5th Addition, Cottage Grove Commons, Glen Grove, Shady Grove, Highland Village Condos
  • Voted to create the Housing Task Force which will study our current housing stock and project future housing needs
  • Voted to re-establish and then serve on the Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee which has already presented a resolution committing to a variety of sustainability goals for the Village of Cottage Grove
  • Voted for approval of the creation of the Library Planning Committee that is charged with gathering information on the desirability, size, costs and funding sources of a potential future library 
  • Voted to approve a resolution to condemn and confront racism and create the new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee 
  • Voted to approve the newly created Village Emergency Government Director position and finalized the Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • Worked with staff to update ordinances
    • Lead Board member for the new ordinance banning vaping in the same places as tobacco smoking
  • Worked with the Board and staff during the transition of banking services, inspection services, and legal services for the Village while reviewing all contracted services with the Village on an annual basis
  • Voted to approve a facilities study to plan and prepare for the future needs of the Village

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