Community Development Council

The Community Development Council is a group of 30 to 40 development and redevelopment industry leaders who meet for two half-day sessions a year. Meetings consist of ULI members and guest speakers sharing best practices and lessons learned in case studies, round table discussions, and possible off-site private tours.

All Community Development council members must be active or recently retired from this market. The focus will be on the most important developments around the region: drivers, challenges, and, ultimately, solutions. The Council includes a balance of professionals that can provide varied perspectives from both small and large cities.

Community Development Council Co-Chairs

Grant Fernelius, City of Coon Rapids
Anne Kane, City of White Bear Lake

Purpose

  • Provide an avenue for all members to experience the special value of a ULI Product Council, particularly those that are unable to regularly attend the National Conferences or participate at the Full Membership level.
  • Provide a forum for information and candid exchange on state-of-the-art, innovative development practices that consist of the most effective and successful people in the development or redevelopment field.
  • Provide a development industry focus on the major issues of our region.
    Capitalize on and strengthen ULI MN’s membership network; build relationships; strengthen regional impact and guide ULI priorities.
    Organization and Administration:

Membership

The Community Development Council principally consists of community development leaders (local government) while mixing in leaders in urban design and other related service providers. Two spots are reserved for Young Leader Members (under the age of 35) and two spots reserved for ex-officio members (recently retired).

  • Invitation-only council made up of industry leaders.
  • ULI MN membership is required. If you are not a member and are interested in participating on this council, click here to join.
  • Community Development Council affiliation dues are $200 per year.
  • Membership is a two year commitment to attend three out of four council sessions. Participants are allowed only one excused absence during a two year term.
  • Participation is intended to be active and candid, sharing specific detailed information and experience from both members and presenters. There is a high expectation for participation and contribution by all members.
  • All information must be kept confidential.

Community Development Council Members

Grant Fernelius

Chair
Community Development Director
City of Coon Rapids
Coon Rapids
MN
United States

Anne Kane

Chair
Community Development Director
City of White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
MN
United States

Kate Aanenson

Member
Community Development Director
City of Chanhassen
Chanhassen
MN
United States

Meagan Beekman

Member
Community Development Director
City of Brooklyn
Brooklyn Center
MN
United States

Kimberly Erin Berggren

Member
City of Brooklyn Park
Brooklyn Park
MN
United States

Paul Bolin

Member
Assistant Executive Director HRA
City of Fridley
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Kari Collins

Member
Community Redevelopment Director
City of Roseville, Minnesota
Roseville
MN
United States

Barbara Dacy

Member
Executive Director
Washington County CDA
Woodbury
MN
United States

Kersten Elverum

Member
Director of Planning
City of Hopkins
Hopkins
MN
United States

Jenni Faulkner

Member
Community Development Director
City of Burnsville
Burnsville
MN
United States

David R. Frank

Member
Director
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Janice Gundlach

Member
Community Development Director
City of Inver Grove Heights
Inver Grove
MN
United States

Scott J. Hickok

Member
Community Development Director
City of Fridley
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Jill Hutmacher

Member
Community Development Director
City of Eagan
Eagan
MN
United States

Janet Jeremiah

Member
Community Development Director
City of Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie
MN
United States

Eric Johnson

Member
Community Development Director
City of Bloomington
Bloomington
MN
United States

Thomas Link

Member
Director of Community Development
City of Inver Grove Heights
Inver Grove Heights
MN
United States

Meg McMonigal

Member
Principal Planner
City of St. Louis Park
St. Louis Park
MN
United States

William Neuendorf

Member
Economic Development Manager
City of Edina
Edina
MN
United States

Marc Nevinski

Member
Physical Development Director
City of Golden Valley
Golden Valley
MN
United States

Bruce Nordquist

Member
Community Development Director
City of Apple Valley
Apple Valley
MN
United States

Dwight W. Picha

Member
Community Development Director
City of Woodbury
Woodbury
MN
United States

Tom Riedesel

Member
White Bear Township
White Bear Tp
MN
United States

Kevin Ringwald

Member
Community Development Director
City of Chaska
Chaska
MN
United States

John Stark

Member
Community Development Director
City of Richfield
Richfield
MN
United States

Nolan Wall

Member
Planning/Community Development Director
City of Vadnais Heights
Vadnais Heights
MN
United States

Julie Wischnack

Member
Community Development Director
City of Minnetonka
Minnetonka
MN
United States