Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste expressed pride in the growth and improvement of Rosemount’s quality of life, and said the City is ready to build on those strengths to meet the community’s needs and opportunities to expand. The Mayor made his comments during his 2017 State of the City presentation.
“Our Council is ready to meet that challenge,” Mayor Droste said. “We ask for your ideas, and your support.”
[Watch the video of the Mayor's presentation.]
The Mayor outlined goals recently approved by the City Council to grow the community through economic development projects, including those at the UMore Park property and continuing the revitalization of Downtown. The Council also calls for new ways to engage citizens in City efforts. Goals also endorse developing City staff to meet new challenges.
The remarks came in a presentation April 27 at the Steeple Center to Rosemount members of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. This year’s address included comments from the Rosemount High School Marching Band, which will publicize the community by performing this fall in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Rosemount Area Athletic Association also shared its efforts to meet increased demand for recreational activities for the community’s youth.
Mayor Droste cited encouraging indicators, such as the amount of reported crime, which declined last year after an increase the year before. The value of construction in Rosemount increased by 20 percent, and the Rosemount Fire Department reached full strength for the first time in several years.
The full text of the Mayor’s prepared remarks is available through the link below. A video of the presentation will be available next month online and on government access cable television channels.