At the Monday, December 17 City Council meeting, Mayor Dietz along with other councilmembers and city staff bid farewell and graciously thanked outgoing Ward 1 Councilmember Jerry Olsen. Jerry served on the Council for four years, in addition to several other community liaison roles including: WH Houlton Conservation Area Planning Committee, Library Board, Heritage Preservation Commission, Lake Orono Improvement Association, Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Energy City Commission. Jerry explained that all of these roles are special to him in different ways, as they introduced him to many outstanding residents and expanded his horizons, particularly as a senior citizen.
Jerry is looking forward to spending his additional free time fishing with his granddaughters, and traveling with little concern for time. Thank you for your service to Elk River, Jerry!