Michelle is a career public servant with over a decade of government experience working jointly with Minnesota counties in a variety of capacities.
Her master’s degree in Public Administration from Hamline University and business mentoring through SCORE led her to discover her talent for helping advocate for small businesses and residents by strengthening communication, improving relationships, changing policies to reflect the growing service needs while staying up on government trends and innovation.
She plans to use her knowledge, assertiveness, and intelligence to expand the County’s Regional partnerships in economic development and business services to help small businesses get back up and running to help retain job growth.
Michelle cares about protecting your groundwater. She supports mandates that preserve our vital water resources.
Michelle cares about making racial equity a priority in the County through policy change and the collection of transparent data to analyze and benchmark.
Michelle believes in authentic community engagement and wants to bring back the small town feel with meaningful community connection.
"I care about you. I'm not a politician, I'm a long-time public servant advocate who is on your side. Let's get to work."