New employees

Lily Fredericks joined the League of Minnesota Cities on May 28 as a summer law clerk. She graduated from the College of St Benedict with bachelor’s degrees in political science and environmental studies. Fredericks begins her second year of law school at St. Thomas School of Law in the fall. Her most recent work experience is as a personal care assistant for Accra Care, a volunteer coordinator for Tim Walz for Governor, and as an intern for Aric Putnam for Minnesota Senate. Along with her clerkship, Fredericks will also have a judicial clerkship this summer.

Logan Yancy joined the League of Minnesota Cities on May 28 as a summer law clerk. Yancy graduated from Texas Woman’s College with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She begins her third year of law school at the University of Minnesota Law School in the fall. Yancy’s most recent work experience is as a corporate extern for Ucare, a law clerk for Wilson & Clas, and as an administrative assistant for the City of Denton, Texas.

Alex Bearden joined the League of Minnesota Cities on May 28 as a summer law clerk. Bearden received a bachelor’s degree from Bethel University in philosophy, a master’s and doctorate degree from Bowling Green State University in philosophy, and a master’s degree in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He begins his second year of law school at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in the fall. Bearden’s most recent work experiences is as an instructor of philosophy at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, as an adjunct instructor/graduate teaching assistant at Bowling Green University, and as an instructor of philosophy at Hennepin Technical College. In addition to his summer clerkship at the League, he will continue to teach philosophy at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Owen Wagner joined the League of Minnesota Cities on May 13 as facilities intern. He is a graduate of Mounds View High School and is currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is studying mechanical engineering. Wagner was previously employed with the City of Arden Hills as a lead parks supervisor as well as a rink attendant.

Ross Ostermann joined the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust on April 29 as an administrative services clerk. Ostermann has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Winona State University. His previous experience includes working as a billing software specialist for a financial services company and as an operations processor and research associate for Wells Fargo.  

Annie Coyle joined the League of Minnesota Cities on April 22 as strategic initiatives manager. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and history and a master’s degree in public administration. Coyle has more than 10 years of experience working in city government, most recently as assistant to the city administrator in Woodbury, where she led city-wide initiatives. She also has worked for the cities of St. Joseph (WI), Edina, and St. Paul.