The December Operating Committee was held virtually. A candidate slate for NMMA leadership was discussed and will move forward to the full board. Coon Rapids Mayor Jerry Koch and Champlin Mayor Ryan Karasek are interested in second terms as president and vice-president. Circle Pines City Administrator Patrick Antonen agreed to being placed on the ballot for treasurer. The bylaws state officers hold two-year terms and are limited to two consecutive terms. Ramsey City Administrator Kurt Ulrich was thanked for his four years as treasurer.
The 2021 legislative session begins Jan. 5. Ewald staff continue to polish the work plan.
City updates included results of the fall election. We look forward to welcoming new people to the NMMA board and into the legislative delegation.
As the year winds down, please remember our nonprofit partners. Fogerty Arena, for example, is in the news this week with an appeal for funds to help keep their doors open. The pandemic has knocked them down, but they’re getting back up, thanks to the community rallying. See a news story here: https://kstp.com/news/longtime-north-metro-ice-arena-asks-community-for-help-to-survive-pandemic-closures-december-22-2020/5958676/?cat=1
Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m. is a North Metro Mayors Association board meeting. I expect the meeting will be virtual. Stay tuned.
Happy holidays. Be safe.
Jill Brown, Executive Director