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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council member appointed as National League of Cities Leadership Fellow

Rosemount City Council member Jeff Weisensel has been appointed to serve as a Leadership Fellow for the National League of Cities (NLC) in 2017. His duties include advising the NLC on education efforts to promote and educate local government leaders.

The organization operates a training program called NLC University. It helps local officials develop vital skills and abilities to facilitate good government and positive change in their communities. With partnerships and access to national experts, NLC University attempts to deliver real-world solutions and innovative new approaches to the challenges that city leaders face across the nation.

“Residents recognize participating in conferences, attending seminars, and networking are necessary to find innovations and fiscally sound solutions, and to drive community vitality, particularly for smaller communities like Rosemount,” Council member Weisensel said. “One solution brought back centered on a website platform allowing for better graphical presentations and data.  That key learning increased our marketing efforts to site selectors, provided a virtual business incubator for local residents and businesses, and better budget transparency for residents.  We learn from those that have come before us and serve those who follow.”

As a Leadership Fellow, Council member Weisensel will promote the training program and strengthen support for and networking among local officials who are committed to professional development and lifelong learning. Fellows also work to tie national efforts at local government leadership training to state organizations and to field test new platforms and models for training in local government.

Council member Weisensel began his third term on the Rosemount City Council this month. He also serves as Chair of the Rosemount Port Authority, the economic development agency for the City. 

This is his second appointment as an NLC Leadership Fellow. Last year he was one of 23 Fellows and the only member from Minnesota.
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