Red Wing council members serve as liaisons to various boards and commissions, such as the Port Authority, Planning Commission, etc. They serve an important function.
It’s high time we have a liaison between City government and the Red Wing School Board. So much effort and money goes into economic development, but there is no connection with our schools. This must change. The Mayor should appoint a non-elected, independent citizen to serve as liaison to the school board.
The City Council and Port Authority Board are having a summit on economic development Monday, May 2, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., at the Public Library. Absent from the agenda is a discussion of the vital role our schools play in our long-term economic development.
Hopefully, Mayor Egan will soon announce the creation of the position.