The Improving Local Economies Committee deals with policies on issues such as growth management, land use, boundary adjustments, housing, transportation, economic development, and telecommunications.

Members of the 2020-20219 Improving Local Economies Committee are:

  • Chair: George Tourville, Mayor, Inver Grove Heights
  • Vice Chair: Tony Chladek, City Administrator, Rushford
  • Josh Berg, City Councilmember, Elko New Market
  • Pat Beety, General Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities
  • Steve Bot, Administrator, St. Michael
  • Mark Box, City Administrator, Deer River
  • Craig Clark*, Administrator, Austin
  • Heather Corcoran, Legislative Policy Analyst, Rochester
  • Aisia Davis, Staff Attorney, League of Minnesota Cities
  • Marty Doll, Community & Economic Development Director, Victoria
  • Sean Dowse, Mayor, Red Wing
  • Amber Eisenschenk, Research Manager, League of Minnesota Cities
  • Steve Elkins, Representative, HD 49B, Bloomington
  • Jo Emerson, Mayor, White Bear Lake
  • Lisa Eng-Sarne, Councilmember, West St. Paul
  • Jenni Faulkner, Community Development Director, Burnsville
  • Tom Fletcher, Councilmember, Greenwood
  • Renae Fry, City Administrator, North Branch
  • Emily Goellner, Community Development Director, Wayzata
  • Lisa Griebel, General Counsel, Minneapolis – Public Housing
  • Dan Gustafson, Councilmember, Burnsville
  • Gary Hansen, Councilmember, Eagan
  • Kyle Hartnett, Attorney, League of Minnesota Cities
  • Chris Hartzell, Engineering Director, Woodbury
  • Steve Huser, Intergovernmental Relations, Metro Cities
  • Joe Hogeboom, Director of Community and Economic Development, Maple Grove
  • CJ Holl, City Administrator, Wells
  • Kelcey Klemm, City Administrator, Detroit Lakes
  • Melissa Kopachek, Councilmember, Janesville
  • Melissa Lesch, SVP State and Local Gov’t Affairs, MZA+CO
  • Mark Maloney, Director of Public Works, Shoreview
  • Justin Markon, Community Development Coordinator, Falcon Heights
  • Mary McComber, Mayor, Oak Park Heights
  • Justin Miller, City Administrator, Lakeville
  • Fatima Moore, Government Relations, Minneapolis
  • Patty Nauman, Executive Director, Metro Cities
  • Lois Nelson, Mayor, Medford
  • Alysen Nesse, Government Relations Representative, Minneapolis
  • Loren Olson, Government Relations Representative, Minneapolis
  • Ross Olson, City Administrator, Sauk Rapids
  • Heidi Omerza, Councilmember, Ely
  • Todd Peterson, Community Development Coordinator, Roseau
  • Gene Ranieri, Government Relations, Minneapolis
  • Brad Rykhus, Councilmember, Caledonia
  • Calvin Saari, Mayor, Nashwauk
  • Brian Scholin, Councilmember, Pine City
  • Marty Schultz, City Administrator, Alexandria
  • Les Schultz, Councilmember, New Ulm
  • Lisa Sova, Asst Director of Finance — Outreach, League of Minnesota Cities
  • Cindy Steinhauser, Community Development Director, Rochester
  • Robert Streetar, Community Development Director, Oakdale
  • Kevin Toskey, Staff Attorney, League of Minnesota Cities
  • Charlie Vander Aarde, Government Relations Representative, Metro Cities
  • Alex Weego, Coiuncilmember/Dep. Mayor, Hewitt, MN
  • Ben Whalen, Councilmember, Richfield
  • Michael Wojcik, Councilmember, Rochester
  • ThaoMee Xiong, Intergovernmental Relations, St. Paul

*League Board of Directors Member