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Council member Jeff Weisensel
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: (612) 207-6399 

First elected: 2008
Current term expires: December 31, 2016

Policy areas of interest
  • Balancing commercial and residential growth 
  • Long term and sustainable planning with budget restraint 
  • Building a strong sense of community 
  • Youth Development

Current positions: Port Authority Chair 2010 to present, member since 2009; Dakota Communications Center Board Director, 2010 to present, Alternate 2009; Youth Commission Council Liaison, 2011 to present; National League of Cities (NLC) Community and Economic Development (CED) Committee, 2012 to present; Leadership Fellows Advisory Group, 2016. 

Past positions: Chairman, Rosemount Planning Commission, 2001-2004; Commissioner, Rosemount Planning Commission, 1997-2004; Rosemount Wetlands Ordinance Task Force, Member, 1998, 2005, 2013; Chairman, Dakota County Extension Committee, 2000-2004; Member, Dakota County Extension Committee, 1999-2004.

Employment: Construction Senior Project Manager, Target Properties, Target Corporation.

Volunteer/organizations: Dakota County 4-H Federation Finance Director 2001 to 2013; Red Cross Safety Mobile, 13+ gal donor; Twin City Hearts and Hammer house captain since 2006.

Education: Masters of Project Management (2007), Bachelors of Science Civil Engineering (1982) University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, Wis.; National League of Cities (NLC) University Certificate, Diamond Leadership Regent

Professional organizations/affiliations: American Society of Civil Engineers (M.ASCE) LEED-AP; Project Management Institute (PMI) 

Family: Married to Kathy (33 years) and three adult children: Ashley, Kelsey, and Lindsey; Rosemount resident since 1995. 

Personal interests: lifelong learning, outdoor/nature activities.