Bradley Peterson

Bradley Peterson – Executive Director

Phone: 651-259-1911
Email: bmpeterson@flaherty-hood.com

Key subject areas: Local Government Aid, Property Taxes, General CGMC Administration

Bradley began representing the CGMC as a lobbyist in 2007 and has served as the organization’s executive director since 2018. In that role, he provides operational direction for the CGMC while also leading its lobbying efforts at the Capitol. Bradley also works closely on property tax and Local Government Aid issues, ensuring that CGMC members have the tools they need to create vibrant communities. An attorney, Bradley is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and earned a law degree from the Hamline University School of Law.

Elizabeth Wefel

Elizabeth Wefel – Attorney/Lobbyist

Phone: 651-259-1924
Email: eawefel@flaherty-hood.com

Key subject areas: Environment & Energy, Land Use & Annexation, Capital Investment

Elizabeth is the lead lobbyist for the CGMC on annexation and land use as well as environmental issues where she works to secure funding for critical wastewater infrastructure and ensure water quality rules are balanced and backed by state funding. Elizabeth is a graduate of Macalester College and earned a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Shane Zahrt

Shane Zahrt – Attorney/Lobbyist

Phone: 651-259-1906
Email: sazahrt@flaherty-hood.com

Key subject areas: Transportation, Economic Development, New Member Recruitment

Shane is the lead lobbyist for the CGMC on transportation issues, where he works to secure funding for transportation needs in rural Minnesota through programs like Municipal Street Aid, Corridors of Commerce, and the Small Cities Assistance Program. Shane is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and earned his law degree from the William Mitchell College of Law.

Julie Liew

Julie Liew – Media & Communications Director


Phone: 651-259-1917
Email: jlliew@flaherty-hood.com

Key subject areas: Media & Communications, Conference & Events, General CGMC Administration

Julie handles all media relations for the CGMC including responding to media inquiries, coordinating media and communications strategies, writing the weekly CGMC in Brief e-newsletter, updating the CGMC website, management of the CGMC’s social media accounts and planning CGMC events such as the annual conferences and Legislative Action Day. Julie is a native of East Grand Forks, Minn. and a graduate of Bemidji State University.

Scott McMahon

Scott McMahon – Lobbyist

Phone: 651-259-1908
Email: shmcmahon@flaherty-hood.com

Key subject areas: Economic Development, Capital Investment

Scott is the lead lobbyist for the CGMC on economic development issues where he works to secure funding for programs impacting child care, housing, workforce development and public infrastructure. Scott is a graduate of Saint John’s University and earned masters degrees from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Mendoza College of Business.

Martyseifert

Marty Seifert – Lobbyist

Phone: 651-259-1905
Email: mjseifert@flaherty-hood.com

Key subject areas: LGA, Property Taxes, Transportation

Marty provides lobbying support for the CGMC on property tax, LGA and transportation issues. A resident of Marshall, Marty is a former legislator, having served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1996 until 2010. He served as the minority leader of the Republican caucus from 2006 to 2009, and ran for governor of Minnesota in 2010 and 2014. Marty is a graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University.

Brandon Fitzsimmons

Brandon Fitzsimmons – Attorney

Phone: 651-259-1910
Email: bmfitzsimmons@flaherty-hood.com

Key subject areas: Labor & Employee Relations

Brandon is a shareholder attorney at Flaherty & Hood, P.A. and is the lead attorney for the CGMC’s labor and employee relations program, which provides expert legal advice and representation to CGMC members on various personnel issues. Brandon is a graduate of Creighton University and earned a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.

Chelsea Bodin

Chelsea Bodin – Attorney

Phone: 651-259-1925
Email: cjbodin@flaherty-hood.com

Key subject areas: Labor & Employee Relations

Chelsea serves as an attorney for the CGMC’s labor and employee relations program, which provides expert legal advice and representation to CGMC members on various personnel issues. Chelsea is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.

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Ania McDonnell – Policy Analyst

Phone: 651-259-1922
Email: acmcdonnell@flaherty-hood.com

Key subject areas: Local Government Aid, Property Taxes

Ania is the policy analyst for the CGMC on Local Government Aid, property taxes and other key issues. She also provides lobbying support on these issues at the Legislature. Ania has her Masters of Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and is a graduate of Hamline University.