How long have you been in public service?
I have been a Planner for over 25 years and was hired as the Executive Director of the La Crosse Area Planning Committee in 2019.
Why did you choose to be in public service?
I enjoy working with Local Units of Government and residents while assisting them in turning their ideas/visions into projects that benefit their communities and region.
What is your favorite thing about your city, county or area?
My favorite thing about the La Crosse/La Crescent area are the people. Residents and community leaders are passionate about their communities and are always supportive of community initiatives.
What is your city or area most known for? What is unique, or special about it?
The La Crosse/La Crescent area is located in the heart of the “Driftless Area” at the confluence of the Mississippi and Black Rivers and our topography and scenic beauty are truly unique.
How do people in your community feel a Second Train could benefit them? Or, How do you feel that your community could benefit from a Second Train?
A second train would benefit the La Crosse/La Crescent area because it would provide more timely and efficient connections to the Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Chicago and all the communities along the route.
Why are you interested in expanding passenger rail in Minnesota? Or, What is your long-term vision for passenger rail in Minnesota?
The expansion of passenger rail will provide more mobility for area residents and businesses. From an economic development standpoint, it will increase tourism and broaden economic opportunities for area businesses.
Have more questions about Great River Rail? Check out these helpful fact sheets to learn more.
2019-2020 Second Train Fact Packet
View spotlights of Great River Rail Commission members.