For Immediate Release
November 9, 2020
Contact: Julie Liew
Mayor Sean Dowse receives Excellence in Service Award from CGMC
ST. PAUL—Red Wing Mayor Sean Dowse has been recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) for his excellence in service to Greater Minnesota.
The Excellence in Service Award is given annually to city leaders who demonstrate knowledge, leadership, and active participation in CGMC program areas over the past year.
Mayor Dowse is being honored for his leadership in advocating for a robust bonding bill and other important economic development initiatives that benefit communities across Greater Minnesota. This year, he fought not only for the inclusion of Red Wing’s railway crossing project in the bonding bill, but for other crucial projects in Greater Minnesota as well. He was also active in pushing for expanded housing opportunities and was a driving force in the CGMC putting forward legislation to adjust the rules around tax increment finance districts, which will make that economic development tool more useful for cities in Greater Minnesota.
“Mayor Dowse was a passionate advocate for the need for a large bonding bill. He was a vocal proponent of the bill not only on behalf of his own city, but on behalf of all cities in Greater Minnesota,” said Greg Zylka, mayor of Little Falls and president of the CGMC. “Mayor Dowse is always eager and willing to help make the case at the Legislature and in the media for issues that are important to our communities.”
CGMC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization representing more than 100 cities outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Coalition educates legislators about issues important to Greater Minnesota.