Ambassadors

Through the Ambassadors Program, retired city officials (both elected and staff) visit with member cities throughout the state on behalf of the League. Ambassadors work to ensure members are aware of the services available to them through League membership, and that member needs are heard and addressed.

Ambassadors visit member cities most often by making an appointment with the city in advance. They are also available to make a visit upon a city's request. To request a visit, contact the Ambassador in your region.

The LMC Ambassadors are:

Severin J. Blenkush
Cities in the counties of: Todd, Morrison, southeastern and western parts of Crow Wing, southwestern part of Cass, and Wadena
(320) 594-6494
sevsanjo@charter.net

Jerry Bohnsack
Cities in the counties of: Aitkin, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, northeastern part of Crow Wing
(218) 534-2983 or (612) 756-4206
jerry.bohnsack@gmail.com

Bill Craig
Cities in the counties of: Carver, North Hennepin (north of Highway 394), and Wright
(763) 497-3577
peggcr@aol.com

Dan Donahue
Cities in the counties of: South Hennepin (south of Highway 394) and Scott
(763) 545-3043 or (612) 840-7196
dandonahue1@gmail.com

Ray Ecklund
Cities in the counties of: Beltrami, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, northern Cass County
(218) 281-1229
raye@gra.midco.net

Les Heitke
Cities in the counties of: Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle, Chippewa, Swift, Meeker, and Kandiyohi
(320) 282-8697 (cell)
(320) 235-8726 (home)
lesjheitke@gmail.com

Tim Madigan
Cities in the counties of: Rice, Steele, Freeborn, and Dodge
(507) 339-2605
madigan67@gmail.com

Paul McLaughlin
Cities in the counties of: Renville, Yellow Medicine, Lincoln, and Lyon
(320) 522-1705 (cell)
paul@redred.com

Joyce Nyhus
Cities in the counties of: Benton, Chisago, Isanti, McLeod, Sherburne & Sibley
(612) 499-0117 (cell)
joyce.nyhus@gmail.com

Mark Sather
(651) 426-5217
markwsather@gmail.com

Tom Thelen
Cities in the counties of: Stearns, Sherburn, Pine, Carlton, St. Louis, Lake, and Cook
(320) 293-4315

Bob Thistle
(Shares territory with Bruce Sanders.)
Cities in the counties of: Anoka, Ramsey, Washington
(763) 755-3563
r.thistle@comcast.net