Senator Julie Rosen was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) with the Minnesota Legacy Award on July 28 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Red Wing. This award is given, upon retirement, to legislators who had a particularly positive impact on Greater Minnesota cities during their legislative careers.
Sen. Rosen, a Republican from Fairmont, will conclude her tenure in the Legislature this year after serving six terms in the Minnesota State Senate. As Chair of the Senate Finance Committee for the past six years and previously Chair of the Senate Energy Committee, Rosen has worked to pass CGMC priorities related to pandemic recovery, economic development, infrastructure, and the environment.
“Sen. Rosen has always looked out for Greater Minnesota interests in the Senate,” said Pat Baustian, mayor of Luverne and president of the CGMC. “She continually sought out rural city leaders to get our perspective on local government needs and concerns, fighting for our cities every step of the way. Having her reputable voice at the Legislature has been key to getting CGMC priorities passed.”
CGMC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization representing over 100 cities outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Coalition educates legislators about issues important to Greater Minnesota.