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

Kate Aanenson

Community Development Director
City of Chanhassen
Chanhassen, MN
United States

Aubrey Albrecht

Director
ULI Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Meagan Beekman

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

Cathy Bennett

Consultant, Regional Council of Mayors Housing Initiative
ULI Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Kimberly Erin Berggren

City of Brooklyn Park
Brooklyn Park, MN
United States

Paul Bolin

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

Kari Collins

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

Barbara Dacy

Executive Director
Washington County CDA
Woodbury, MN
United States

Caren Dewar

Executive Director
ULI Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Kersten Elverum

Director of Planning
City of Hopkins
Hopkins, MN
United States

Jenni Faulkner

Community Development Director
City of Burnsville
Burnsville, MN
United States

Grant Fernelius

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

David R. Frank

Director
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Janice Gundlach

Assistant Director of Community Assets & Development/Planning Director
City of New Brighton
New Brighton, MN
United States

Scott J. Hickok

Community Development Director
City of Fridley
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Jill Hutmacher

Community Development Director
City of Eagan
Eagan, MN
United States

Janet Jeremiah

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

Eric Johnson

Community Development Director
City of Bloomington
Bloomington, MN
United States

Anne Kane

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

Thomas Link

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

Meg McMonigal

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

William Neuendorf

Economic Development Director
City of Edina
Edina, MN
United States

Marc Nevinski

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

Bruce Nordquist

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

Dwight W. Picha

Community Development Director
City of Woodbury
Woodbury, MN
United States

Tom Riedesel

White Bear Township
White Bear Tp, MN
United States

Kevin Ringwald

Community Development Director
City of Chaska
Chaska, MN
United States

John Stark

Community Development Director
City of Richfield
Richfield, MN
United States

Nolan Wall

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

Julie Wischnack

Community Development Director
City of Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN
United States