Name : Mr. Rob Olson
Age : 33
Place of residence : Albertville
Attended college : Yes
College : University of North Dakota
Degree : Civil Engineering
Year of graduation : 2002
Job titles held : Civil Engineer
Employers : MFRA, Inc. - Plymouth, MN
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Albertville City Council
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA
Address 6278 Kahler Dr NE
Facebook : robolsonforalbertvillecitycouncil
Hi, my name is Rob Olson, I am 33 years old and live in Albertville with my wife, Kelly, and four kids, Tyler (8), Ella (6), Gavin (2), and Madelyn (6 months). Tyler and Ella both attend STMA Schools. I am a graduate from the University of North Dakota and am employed as a Civil Engineer with MFRA, Inc. in Plymouth.
I currently serve on the Albertville Planning Commission and have done so since 2009. I am a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and am involved with numerous activities within the community.
As your Albertville City Councilor, I will strive to spend tax dollars wisely and will look for cost-saving measures to ease the tax burden on the families and businesses within our city. As a planning commission member I have had the pleasure to advise the council on the growth of our community and I look forward to the opportunity to promote business and growth within the city of Albertville. The downtown area has improved over the past and I believe that finding more opportunities to work with and promote the great businesses along Main Street will help preserve and enhance this area for the future.
The City of Albertville also has a lot of upcoming projects that need financing, such as the I-94 Interchange Phase II, Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements, Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation, and the need for an additional sheet of ice for the Ice Arena. These a just a few of the projects that will need our full attention as we move towards the future and that I plan on working towards creative and cooperative ways to fund these projects.
I will continue to support of our Public Safety departments to ensure their ability to provide the great service we currently have. I will look at ways to maintain and improve the existing parks and look for ways to build new parks as development occurs.
I also plan on working with Wright County on developing and completing the trails along County Corridors and will also look for opportunities within the city to complete and connect the missing pieces of trail and sidewalk system. Albertville is uniquely situated in the fact that we are closely bordered with other great communities and we have two school districts within our city limits. Due to this proximity I will explore and continue to work towards finding cost efficient ways to provide mutual aid with joint benefits to these communities and schools.
While always keeping the eye on Albertville, activities in St. Michael and Otsego can have great benefits to the residents of Albertville and vice versa.
I will always listen and make myself open to hearing both sides of an issue before making a decision. I will work hard to be the voice for all of the citizens of Albertville. Please find me and "like" me on our Facebook site to follow me during the election. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Thank You.