Supported local business community with “Shop Local” Campaign ~ Re-Branded City Logo & improved Economic Development Marketing Approach ~ Enhanced Community Outreach & Communication efforts via Social Media, Upgraded City Website, multiple “Community Conversation” resident listening sessions, Coffee Chats, Night to Unite Events, Public Works Open House, and Police Citizen’s Academy ~ Approved Re-Development of HyVee site, Expansions & Job Growth for Cottage Grove Business Park, Improved Park and Open Space Amenities ~ Closely involved in numerous Community & Civic Organizations.
Implemented Green Steps Cities recycling initiatives, saving thousands of dollars in waste expenses ~ Significantly reduced paper usage & supply costs by moving to Electronic Council & Commission Communication ~ Improved staff efficiency and service delivery at River Oaks Golf Course through upgraded food and banquet options ~ Approved multiple environmental sustainability enhancements, reducing our community’s carbon footprint through fuel-efficient municipal vehicles and LED lighting improvements in all municipal facilities ~ Streamlined application and permitting processes for ease of use in current and future residential & commercial development
Managed Property Tax Levy to approx. $120 per household less than cities of similar size across our state ~ Strengthened Public Safety Department; including modernizing evidence handling, upgrading criminal investigations & electronic crimes division, and best in class technology improvements at no additional cost to the local tax payer ~ Improved City’s Bond Rating from AA to AA+, placing Cottage Grove among the Top Tier of all Cities in MN for Financial Practices & Stability
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