Minnesota House of Representatives


State Representative Anna Wills

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100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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Posted: 2016-02-05
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Press Release

News from Representative Wills 02-05-2016

Dear Friends,

I hope your February is off to a great start, and that you all made it through the blizzard safe and sound!
New Arrival
Yesterday afternoon my husband Rob and I welcomed our first child, Gideon Wills, into the world. I appreciate those who have reached out to me and sent well-wishes as we start this exciting chapter in our lives. I have been seeking out advice from other legislator moms on how to balance the birth of a child with the challenging legislative schedule so I can do the best job I can representing our community during the upcoming session.
Here are a couple of updates regarding what has been going on in our community.
Minnesota Zoo Announces New Director
On January 27th, the Minnesota Zoo announced that John Frawley would be the new Director of the Minnesota Zoo and Minnesota Zoo Foundation. Mr. Frawley was raised in Minnesota, is currently CEO of a not-for-profit in the San Francisco Bay area, and at one time worked as a zookeeper at the Minnesota Zoo before moving out of state. Congratulations to Mr. Frawley, and welcome to our community!
Rosemount City Council Seeking Commission/Task Force Members
Rosemount City Council is currently seeking applications for the following commission/task force vacancies:
Commission openings for 2016:
• two 3-year terms on the Parks and Recreation Commission
• two 3-year terms on the Planning Commission
• one 3-year term on the Utility Commission
Task Force openings for 2016:
• Environment/Sustainability Task Force
• City Facilities Task Force
The Rosemount City Council website has further information and the application form available for those who are interested: http://www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=115
Primrose School Ribbon-Cutting
On January 30th, I had the pleasure of attending the Apple Valley Chamber ribbon-cutting and grand opening for Primrose School. I am so proud to have this innovative preschool here in Apple Valley, and would like to welcome them to our community! To learn more, visit: www.primroseschools.com
Steeple Center celebrates building expansion
On February 1st , the Steeple Center in Rosemount opened their newly renovated building with a ribbon-cutting and an open house. It was so fun to explore this beautiful new event space, and I know it will serve our community well. I’m truly excited to have the Steeple Center in our area and to see them expand.
Dakota County Regional Chamber Coffee Break
On February 2nd, Merchants Bank hosted the Dakota County Regional Chamber Coffee Break. There was a great turn out, and it was a pleasure to talk to our business leaders about their priorities for the upcoming session and hear about what’s happening in our community. Thank you to everyone who came!
As always, please don't hesitate to contact me with your comments, questions, and concerns. Email me any time at rep.anna.wills@house.mn or call 651-296-4306. You can also follow my updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/repannawills and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/annacwills.
Have a great weekend!
Anna Wills
State Representative, District 57B

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