Proven Leadership

Sound Judgment

Fiscal Responsibility

Short Information

  • 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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