Below is a press release that was sent to media state-wide. A PDF version is available here.

For Immediate Release
July 29, 2015

Contact: Julie Liew

Le Sueur Mayor Bob Broeder elected CGMC President

 ST. PAUL—Le Sueur Mayor Bob Broeder was elected to serve as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 23 at the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Duluth. As president, Broeder will help direct efforts to inform state legislators on issues unique to Greater Minnesota, such as Local Government Aid, economic development, transportation and environmental policy.

Broeder was elected by fellow mayors and city officials from across the state to lead the CGMC, long considered one of the most active, high-profile organizations to represent rural communities at the State Capitol.

“Bob has served on the CGMC Board of Directors for several years and has proven to be a committed spokesman on issues that are important to Greater Minnesota,” said Tim Flaherty, executive director of the CGMC. “He has been especially active on two of the CGMC’s key priorities, Local Government Aid and economic development, and I am confident that he will be an exceptional leader for the Coalition in the coming year.”

Ely City Council Member Heidi Omerza, whom Broeder will be replacing as president, echoed Flaherty’s comments.

“Always personable and knowledgeable about the issues, Bob is eager and willing to stand up for Greater Minnesota businesses and communities in any way he can,” said Omerza. “The Coalition is in good hands under his leadership.”

CGMC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization representing 85 cities outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Coalition educates legislators about issues important to Greater Minnesota.