ACCESS TO DEMOCRACY

I enjoyed doing an E-TV “Access to Democracy” segment hosted by Alan Miller to discuss Eagan, our community development successes, public safety, services, and other initiatives. You can watch it here.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Public safety is a primary responsibility of local government. In the City’s most recent citizen survey, Eagan residents rated safety higher in our community than national benchmarks and ratings for hundreds of cities nationwide. In response to Eagan’s strong retail and population growth, the Council has committed to increased investment in additional police officers and

TOWARD A GREENER EAGAN

During my years on the Eagan City Council I’ve been supportive of Eagan’s efforts to become a more sustainable city. One of the most tangible ways we’ve achieved this is through our participation in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. The GreenStep Cities program recognizes cities for their efforts to reduce energy use, preserve and enhance

EAGAN ACHIEVES TOP CREDIT RATING

Continued great fiscal news for the City of Eagan! Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s have reaffirmed their highest possible credit rating for Eagan. Only about 1% of cities in the U.S. have the two agencies’ top rating. Both indicate a stable outlook for Eagan. This reflects the expectation that the City’s financial position will remain

LIFE-CYCLE HOUSING

I had the opportunity this week to participate in the Stonehaven of Eagan Senior Living ribbon cutting. This is one of several wonderful facilities in Eagan that help to meet our growing needs for these types of services. Supporting the lifestyle needs of an aging population is critically important. We need to assure that our

LOCAL AND REGIONAL LEADERSHIP

In my 10 years on the Council, I’ve worked diligently to represent Eagan locally and regionally. I represent the City on several boards and committees. I particularly appreciated the opportunity to serve as Association of Metropolitan Municipalities (“Metro Cities”) President over the past year. Metro Cities represents the common interests of 90 Twin Cities area

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS

Eagan has achieved incredible community development success over the past several years, and I want to continue to provide leadership to contribute to these efforts. The Twin Cities Premium Outlets, Central Park Commons, and the Vikings new headquarters and practice facilities are prime examples of Eagan’s success as a regional leader in economic development, prompting

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in Eagan and of my part in providing local and regional leadership. We’ve been fiscally prudent, as evidenced by the City’s Triple A Moody’s and S&P bond ratings, while maintaining high-quality, cost-effective services. Eagan’s per capita total expenditures are the lowest among Minnesota cities with 50,000+ population. Our property

ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN WHICH TO LIVE AND WORK

So much has happened since my re-election to the City Council in 2014! Eagan has achieved incredible community development success. The Twin Cities Premium Outlets, Central Park Commons, and the Vikings new headquarters and practice facilities are leading examples. This has been achieved while maintaining fiscal integrity, which the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence recognized