Eric Haugen joined the League on Oct. 8 as digital specialist, a newly created position in the Engagement & Learning Department. Haugen was previously a freelancer working on multimedia content and overall engagement (writing, graphic design, photography, videography, and enhanced photo-editing). His experience also includes being the duty manager/overnight program and education lead at Sea Life Minnesota in the Mall of America, where he was responsible for guiding programs and editing media communications, as well as planning and executing daily operations. Haugen received his associate’s degree in graphic design from Dakota County Technical School.
Alejandro (Alex) Moreno joined LMCIT on Sept. 11 as a law clerk. Moreno earned his bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from Minnesota State University-Mankato and his paralegal certificate from Minnesota Paralegal Institute. He is currently in his final year of law school at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Moreno’s most recent work experiences include being a summer law clerk for Ebeltoft Sickler Lawyers PLLC, a private practice in Dickenson, North Dakota; a law clerk for Housing Court Referees in Minneapolis; and a court clerk for Carver and Scott counties. In addition, he has experience as a bilingual paralegal, a correctional officer, and an emergency dispatcher. Moreno is also an honorably discharged sergeant of the United States Marine Corps.
Heather Corcoran, a League staff member for eight years, has transitioned to the new role of engagement manager. In this newly created position, Corcoran will work with our member cities, affiliate city groups, and business partners to enhance our member outreach and engagement efforts. Previously, she worked in the League’s Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) Department as the IGR member relations coordinator. Corcoran earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Saint Benedict.
League staff member Pamela Whitmore has moved into the new position of LMCIT collaboration and mediation manager. In her new role, Whitmore will manage a service for LMCIT member cities that will help elected officials and staff work together to understand proper roles, avoid Open Meeting Law issues, and better navigate internal conflict. She will design and manage dispute resolution processes and assist with public policy consensus building. Whitmore has worked as a staff attorney in the League’s Research Department for nearly three years, and was previously employed as an account executive for Reed Tech. She received her J.D. in 1992 from the University of Iowa and has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Northern Iowa.
Kevin Frazell, LMC director of Member Services since 1997, became a half-time employee this month as he anticipates full retirement in late 2019.
During the next year, he will focus on the League’s race equity initiative, serve as point person on the urban-rural discussions happening around the state, assist in developing a framework for member support in the area of financial operations, and continue staffing the Minnesota City/County Management Association (MCMA) and the Minnesota Mayor’s Association (MMA). Frazell will also be leading special projects that may arise in the coming months.
You can continue to reach Frazell at email@example.com or (651) 281-1215. If he is no longer the right person for your request, he will make sure to pass your message to another LMC staff member to ensure you receive a timely response.