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Council member Jeff Weisensel
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: (612) 207-6399 

First elected: 2008
Current term expires: December 31, 2020

Policy areas of interest: 
  • Budgets -- fiscal restraint with long term and sustainable services and infrastructure
  • Economic Development -- progressive growth broadening tax base and capacity
  • Civic Engagement -- building a vibrant and vital community
  • Youth Development -- engagement through activities and facilities

Current positions:
  • Rosemount Vice (Acting) Mayor 2009, 2013, 2017
  • Rosemount Port Authority since 2009; Chair - 2010 to present
  • Rosemount Downtown Task Force, 2016-2017 
  • Dakota Communications Center Board since 2009, Director -- 2010 to present 
  • Rosemount Youth Commission Council Liaison, 2011 to present
  • National League of Cities (NLC) Community and Economic Development (CED) Policy Committee, 2012 to present
  • NLC University Leadership Fellows Advisory Group, 2016 to present 

Past positions: 
  • Rosemount Planning Commission from 1997-2004, Chair 2001-2004
  • Rosemount Wetlands Ordinance Task Force 1998, 2005, 2013 
  • Dakota County Extension Committee 1999-2004, Chair 2000-2004 

Education: 
  • MS Project Management, BS Civil Engineering - University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • Diamond Leadership Regent cum laude, NLC University Certificate
  • Governmental Studies, Hillsdale College, Michigan 

Community/Professional:
  • 4-H 1977-present volunteer leader, Dakota County 4-H Federation, Finance Director 2001-2013 
  • Red Cross-13 gal + donor, Red Cross Safety Mobile 2006-2012
  • Hearts and Hammers house captain 2006-2014
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, M.ASCE, MN ASCE Civil Government Award recipient 2013, 2014
  • Project Management Institue (PMI)

Personal:
  • Married to Kathy (34 yrs) and three adult children - Ashley, Kelsey and Lindsey; resident since 1995
  • RAAA coach
  • Eagle Scout
  • Interests include lifelong learning, outdoor/nature activities, tavern puzzles