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 2018-2019 Improving Local Economies Committee are:

  • Chair: Mary McComber, Mayor, Oak Park Heights*
  • Vice Chair: George Tourville, Mayor, Inver Grove Heights
  • Sarah Alig, Assistant to the City Administrator, Woodbury
  • Patrick Antonen, City Administrator, Circle Pines
  • Josh Berg, Councilmember, Elko New Market
  • Mitchell Berg, City Administrator, Mahnomen
  • Mary Blair-Hoeft, City Administrator, Byron
  • Mark Box, City Administrator, Deer River
  • Tony Chladek, City Administrator, Rushford
  • Craig Clark, City Administrator, Austin
  • Aisia Davis, Staff Attorney, League of Minnesota Cities
  • Sue Denkinger, Councilmember, Shoreview
  • Jo Emerson, Mayor, White Bear Lake
  • Amber Eisenschenk, Research Manager, League of Minnesota Cities
  • Jenni Faulkner, Community Development Director, Burnsville
  • Justin Femrite, Public Works Director/Chief Engineer, Elk River
  • Nicole Fernholz, Director EDA, Alexandria
  • Tom Fletcher, Councilmember, Greenwood
  • Renae Fry, City Administrator, North Branch
  • Tom Goodwin, Councilmember, Apple Valley
  • Lisa Griebel, General Counsel-MPHA, Minneapolis
  • Shannon Guernsey, Executive Director, Minnesota NAHRO
  • Dan Gustafson, Councilmember, Burnsville
  • Rebecca Halling, Councilmember, Albertville
  • Kyle Hartnett, Attorney, League of Minnesota Cities
  • Chris Hartzell, Engineering Director, Woodbury
  • CJ Holl, City Administrator, Wells
  • Steve Huser, Government Relations Specialist, Metro Cities
  • Lisa Iverson, Mayor, Wyoming
  • Johnathan Judd, Mayor, Moorhead
  • Rob Keehn, City Administrator, Lake City
  • Kelcey Klemm, City Administrator, Detroit Lakes
  • Alicia LaBeau, Councilmember, Paynesville
  • Mark Maloney, Director of Public Works, Shoreview
  • Justin Markon, Community Development Director, Falcon Heights
  • Anne Mavity, Councilmember, St. Louis Park
  • Justin Miller, City Administrator, Lakeville
  • Alysen Nesse, Government Relations Representative, Minneapolis
  • Loren Olson, Government Relations Representative, Minneapolis
  • Ross Olson, City Administrator, Sauk Rapids
  • Aaron Parrish, Assistant City Administrator, Rochester
  • Dale Powers, Councilmember, Clear Lake
  • Margaret Rog, Councilmember, St. Louis Park
  • Calvin Saari, Mayor, Nashwauk
  • Brian Scholin, Councilmember, Pine City
  • Les Schultz, Councilmember, New Ulm
  • Jonathan Smith, Manager, Perham
  • Pat Smith, Community Development Director, Victoria
  • Robert Streetar, Community Development Director, Oakdale
  • Cassandra Tabor, Director of Administration, Minnestrista
  • Michelle Toven, Councilmember, Grand Rapids
  • Kurt Ulrich, City Administrator, Ramsey
  • Charlie Vander Aarde, Government Relations Specialist, Metro Cities
  • Deb Wegeleben, Finance Director, Big Lake
  • Ben Whalen, Councilmember, Richfield
  • Clay Wilfahrt, City Administrator, Big Lake
  • ThaoMee Xiong, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Saint Paul
  • Nyle Zikmund, City Administrator, Mounds View

*League Board of Directors Member