For Immediate Release February 6, 2020 Contact: Julie Liew PDF version With state on solid economic footing, group says lawmakers must set aside partisan squabbles and focus on passing bonding bill, making other key investments ST.PAUL—With the state sitting on a $1.3 billion budget surplus and a AAA bond . . .
CGMC President: Governor Walz’s water infrastructure funding plan is great news for Greater Minnesota
For immediate releaseContact: Julie LiewPDF version Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan’s plan to invest $200 million in Public Facilities Authority (PFA) grant and loan programs for water and wastewater infrastructure: “The Governor’s proposal is . . .
Greater Minnesota city leaders: Success of 2020 legislative session hinges on passage of large public works bill
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENov. 15, 2019Contact: Bradley PetersonPDF version ALEXANDRIA, MINN.—City leaders from Greater Minnesota are calling on Governor Tim Walz and legislators to pass a large public works package that invests at least $1.5 billion in infrastructure needs throughout the state. That message was the main theme that emerged from . . .
Below is a guest column by CGMC President and Willmar City Councilor Audrey Nelsen. It was published in the Albert Lea Tribune, Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Owatonna People's Press, International Falls Daily Journal, West Central Tribune, Austin Daily Herald, Brainerd Dispatch, Grand Rapids Herald and other papers throughout Minnesota. As . . .
CGMC President: Mini session provides opportunity for legislators to delve into Greater Minnesota’s needs
For Immediate ReleaseOctober 2, 2019 Contact: Julie Liew PDF version Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on the Minnesota House of Representatives’ ‘mini session’ in southern Minnesota: “I’m excited that the Minnesota House is holding its mini session in Greater Minnesota. It’s . . .
For Immediate Release Aug. 5, 2019Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty hood.comPDF version ST. PAUL—Willmar City Councilor Audrey Nelsen was elected to serve as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 26 at the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Bemidji. As president, Nelsen will help direct efforts to . . .