Letter to the editor: Weik has served her district well since coming to officeAs someone who takes more than a casual interest in local government, I’ve watched Lisa Weik’s tenure on the County Board with admiration.
As someone who takes more than a casual interest in local government, I’ve watched Lisa Weik’s tenure on the County Board with admiration. She suspended a successful career in medical device compliance at Medtronic to give back to her community, serving our district well since a special election in 2008. Her work as chairwoman of the Gateway transit study garnered our district a recent appointment to the National Association of Counties Transportation Steering Committee, directly bringing Woodbury’s transportation needs to national policy decisions. Lisa has been a champion for implementing efficiencies through the use of lean process management and technology and was instrumental in consolidating two watershed districts two years ago to save taxpayer dollars with no loss of service.
Lisa Weik strongly supports maintaining a realistic, structurally balanced county budget that limits tax increases, promotes public safety and addresses infrastructure needs. She advocates for more local partnerships to deliver projects the community values, while stretching public funds as far as possible. To that end she was instrumental in the successful Dale Woods project, working cooperatively with the city and a local developer to conserve a large wooded parcel in the northeast business corner of Woodbury to preserve open space, protect groundwater and offer public access.
Lisa currently serves as vice chair of the County Board and is in line to assume the role and responsibilities of County Board chairwoman in 2013, giving the largest portion of Woodbury a leadership voice during critical decision-making next year, including whether to build fixed-transit adjacent to I-94. She supports long-term planning and continued participation with public/private partnerships via Greater MSP to bolster the regional economy, improve property values and bring living wage jobs to Woodbury and Washington County.
I strongly support Lisa Weik's bid for a four-year term on the County Board.
Bob Andrews - Woodbury