I’ve had the distinct pleasure to work with Justin Olsen when he was on the Cottage Grove City Council in the past. He has a passion for our city and a great team player. We worked together to set the tone for bringing Cottage Grove where it is today! A vibrant, growing community. I would highly recommend Justin Olsen to join me on the Cottage Grove City Council.
- Sensible growth in our business sector to increase our city’s tax base & create living wage jobs
- Continued focus on “My Future Cottage Grove” process to drive additional transit options and affordable housing opportunities for our residents, including workforce housing needed to support our local business community
- Increased recreational & athletic opportunities for youth in the community, including off season practice and play spaces
- Work closely with Economic Development Authority & Staff toward a vibrant, compelling commercial environment including retail services & dining amenities that keep Cottage Grove residents shopping locally
- Effective management of our Natural Resources and Water Quality to ensure the public health and welfare are protected
- Fiscal responsibility that properly balances our city’s overall tax levy, bond rating, & infrastructure needs for the long-term prosperity of our community
- A commitment to be both engaged & engaging at all times to ensure awareness of, and concern for, the wide variety of opinions on important city issues and the wide-ranging diversity of our shared community
- Accomplished Two-Term Council Member seeking re-election
- Past Member of the Public Safety, Health & Welfare Commission for over 4 years
- Previous President of Cottage Grove Strawberry Festival Committee
- Former Vice-President & Board Member for local area Lions Club
- CGAA Youth Baseball & Softball Coach for many years
- Business Mentor for DECA & Junior Achievement High School Students
- Resident of Cottage Grove for over 38 years
- Proud 1988 Graduate of Park High School
- Married to Kim for 19 years with two children currently attending Park High; Corbin & Rose
- Over 25 years of Multi-Unit Business Management Experience in a variety of Retail & Wholesale Industries that includes responsibility for managing budgets exceeding $100 Million annually
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Testimonials by Voters
I had the pleasure of getting to know Justin by our mutual interest in our community. After I got to know him and understood his views and where he stands on issues, we may not agree on everything but more importantly, I know he is a man of integrity.
David LutchenCity Resident & Business Owner
Over the past decade, I have gotten to know Justin Olsen through my wife, Sen. Karla Bigham, and I have observed him in many different situations. I admire him as a dedicated family man, a consummate leader, and a good person. Justin conducts himself in a highly ethical and moral manner in all aspects of life. Once committed to a goal, he is “all in” and does not let up until he accomplishes it. The city council will certainly benefit by his return, and I strongly encourage everyone to get to know Justin by taking the time to read more on his website and to speak with him during one of his many public appearances. I am sure you will come away with the same, abiding opinion that I have — we need Justin Olsen on the Cottage Grove City Council to represent us competently and to ensure that our city continues to prosper.