MEMBER BUSINESSES REPRESENTED
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The Dakota County State of the County Address was held at the County Building in Hastings as part of the "Backstage Pass". 5 Chambers joined together including The Chambers of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Hastings, Lakeville and River Heights Chambers of Commerce through our joint partnership called Chamber Coalition of Dakota County (CCDC). Opening and closing remarks and priorities were presented by Liz Workman, Commissioner of Burnsville and County Commissioner Chair for 2023.
We thank all our many Apple Valley Chamber members as well as Apple Valley City and City council members who joined us. Commissioner Mary Hamann-Roland (Apple Valley and Rosemount) was a co-hosting Commissioner with the others. Presentations were given by our new County Attorney Kathy Keena who replaced Jim Backstrom who had been County Attorney for nearly 40 years as well as a presentation by new Sheriff Joe Leko who replaced Tim Leslie as County Sheriff. Subjects were on such eye-opening topics of rising crime, drugs (in particular fentanyl police seizures), mental health, jails, duties and mandates. Other issues included future goals of roads, staffing and other transportation projects.
The Chamber Coalition of Dakota County is a partnership of the Apple Valley, Burnsville, Hastings, Lakeville, and River Heights Chambers of Commerce to advocate for, support, connect, and promote the businesses in our communities.
The Chamber Coalition of Dakota County was proud to support our local Dakota County businesses who received honors last week at the annual Dakota/Scott Workforce Development Board Annual Award Celebration. The afternoon, hosted at the Ames Center in Burnsville, included lunch and a keynote from local author, speaker and sports broadcaster, Joe Schmidt. The Chamber Coalition of Dakota County is a partnership of the Apple Valley, Burnsville, Hastings, Lakeville, and River Heights Chambers of Commerce to advocate for, support, connect, and promote the businesses in our communities.
The commissionors appreciated our attendence and asked for a group photo.
Left: Commissioner Joe Atkins, Commissioner Bill Droste (was Rosemount Mayor and new Commissioner), Colleen Roth President River Heights Chamber, Krista Jech President Lakeville Chamber, Commissioner MaryLiz Holberg, Commissioner Liz Workman, Jennifer Harmening President Burnsville Chamber, Commissioner Laurie Halverson, Ed Kearney President Apple Valley Chamber, Commissioner Mary Hamann-Roland with continuing partnership handshake), Commissioner Mike Slavik, Kristy Barse President Hastings Chamber
Tom Hauser, Chief Political Reporter for channel 5 KSTP, moderated the issue forum with Senate and House majority and minority leaders.