When I was asked to co-chair the Neighbors United campaign for this fall’s levy renewal for school funding, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I see it as my chance to pay back Mounds View Public Schools for all of the good work they have done for my family and my community over the past 45 years.
The world is changing. Will New Brighton change with it? I have lived in New Brighton 6 years. In the last few, I have had the honor of meeting amazing people. The New Brighton I know is full of hard workers, teachers, farmers, librarians, chicken owners, police officers, church-goers, rooster keepers, republicans, democrats, bee keepers, gay people, straight people, and differently-abled people.
At our annual fall picnic, it was nice to meet three new families who recently moved into the neighborhood and filled homes left by empty nesters. The young parents said the high quality of the Mounds View Public Schools was certainly a factor in their home search and selection.
I can’t think of a time I’ve been more pleased to see road construction. So many projects -- some that have felt long overdue -- are being addressed in our region. Be sure to thank our elected officials for allocating the necessary funds, and the work crews for their substantial efforts.