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Highway 55 Corridor Coalition Elects Officers for 2019

At its January 4, 2019 General Membership meeting, the Highway 55 Corridor Coalition elected its officers for 2019.

Wright County District 4 Commissioner Mike Potter was re-elected Chair. Commissioner Potter was elected to the County Board in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. District 4 includes:

  • City of Albertville
  • City of St. Michael Precinct 1A
  • City of Hanover Precincts 2 and 3
  • Rockford Township
  • City of Rockford

Commissioner Potter serves on the following County Board appointed Committees: Budget Committee Of The Whole, Building Furniture and Equipment, Committee To Inspect Ditches, Forfeited Tax Sales, Labor / Management Health Insurance, Owners Committee, and the Transportation Committee Of The Whole.

He also serves on the following County Board appointed Advisory Boards: Area Transportation Planning (ATP), County Extension Service, Economic Development Partnership Board, Highway 55 Corridor Coalition, Great River Regional Library Board, Highway 25 Corridor Coalition, Legislative Matters, Region 7W Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee, and Region 7W Transportation.

Vice Chair

Marvin Johnson, long time Mayor of the City of Independence, was re-elected as Vice Chair of the Hwy 55 Corridor Coalition. Marvin has been involved in the City since 1973 serving on the Planning Commission from 1973 to 1975, then as a councilmember from 1976-1979. Marvin has been mayor of Independence since 1979.


Jeff Pederson was re-elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Highway 55 Corridor Coalition. Jeff Pederson has lived within a mile of the Highway 55 corridor for the majority of his life. He has been a resident of Medina, Minnesota for over 50 year and has served two terms on the Medina Planning Commission, including once as chairman in 2008, where he helped develop the comprehensive plan for the City. He has also served six years on the Medina City Council from 2010-2016 and was just recently re-elected for a 3rd term. As a City Councilmember he’s attended community events like Cleanup Day and Medina Celebration Day as well as monthly Hamel Fire Department meetings and Uptown Hamel business meetings. He has also served on the building committee for public works and police. In addition to his civic involvement, Jeff Pederson has run Highway 55 Rental with his brother, Reg Pederson for over 35 years.

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