Council member Mark DeBettignies

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: (612) 240-3350

First elected: 2002
Current term expires: December 31, 2018

Current Positions: City of Rosemount City Council; City of Rosemount Facilities Task Force, City of Rosemount Port Authority

Policy areas of interest:
City Budget, Commercial and Residential Development, City Services

Past positions: Vice-Mayor (2003, 2008, 2011, 2016); Cedar Avenue Transit Corridor Committee (alternate); Dakota Communications Center (DCC) board member (alternate); St. Joe’s Facility Task Force; Rosemount Planning Commissioner (1995-2001); Dakota County Road 42 Corridor Committee (2002-2006); Dakota County/Rosemount Joint Library Site Selection Committee; 42/52 Land Use Committee (chair)

Rosemount resident: 1984 to present

Employment: Regional Sales Director -- Panos Brands

Organizations: Northern Dakota County Chamber of Commerce; Rosemount Junior Chamber (Jaycees) (1984-1996); United States Junior Chamber International – Senator (1991 – present – Lifetime membership), Lighthouse Christian Church (1982-present); Rosemount Area Athletic Association (1991-1996)

Recognitions: Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals - US (inducted 1999); Outstanding Young American recipient (OYA) (1997); ConAgra Master’s Program recipient - Top Ten US (1994); Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans recipient (TOYM) (1993); Junior Chamber International Senatorship (1991); Family of the Year - Rosemount MN (1991); Family of the Year - Minnesota (1990); John H. Armbruster Memorial Award - US (rank #11 - 1989); John H. Armbruster Memorial Award - Minnesota (rank #1 - 1989); Ambassadorship – US Junior Chamber (1989); Statesman Award - Minnesota Junior Chamber (1987); Minnesota & US Chair – Youth Football Run, Punt, & Pass (1986-1990)

Personal interests: Family events; Grandchildren; fishing; cars; travel; building and fixing things

Education: Retail/Wholesale Marketing and Business Management - 30+ years, Max Sacks International - Business Management, Ridgewater - Design (Mechanical & Structural)

Family: Spouse – Cheryl (Sherri); two adult children - Candice and Matthew; eight grandchildren