At its May 28 City Council meeting, the Red Wing City Council recognized Senator Matt Schmit and Representative Tim Kelly on their outstanding work at the legislature on behalf of the City of Red Wing.
Senator Schmit and Representative Kelly, along with Finance Director Marshall Hallock, provided additional information about the legislative session outcomes.
Also recognized were Council Members Peggy Rehder and Mike Schultz, YMCA Director Mike Melstad, Red Wing Grain General Manager Jim Larson, Chamber President Pam Gorman, VCB Board Member Scott Gillmer, Sheldon Director Sean Dowse, and Sheldon Theatre Board Chair Mary Rauterkus who all testified in support of the community’s State Capital Investment requests
Also acknowledged were letters of support received from a significant number of community organizations in support of the community’s State Capital Investment requests and provided to key legislators and the Governor.
City staff including Rick Moskwa and others also participated at the Capitol in support of other City legislative priorities. Council Members and others were of valued assistance by making contact with key legislators at critical times to convey the community’s perspective on significant legislation
The result of this strong community collaboration and these collective efforts was of great value during the legislative session.