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Mayor encouraged by state of the city

On Feb. 11, Rosemount’s Mayor Bill Droste will give his 12th State of the City Address. He’ll recap the last year and what’s coming.

While he doesn’t get as nervous as he did in the beginning, Droste said delivering the speech still gives him butterflies.

“I’m not a person who loves to give speeches,” said Droste.

While it may not be his favorite part of being mayor, Droste said he feels giving the annual address is important.

This year Droste will highlight two specific efforts in his speech. Droste said he will talk about the Rosemount High School Marching Band’s participation in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade and the One Rosemount Feeding Families event.

“Those were both huge efforts that say a lot about our community,” said Droste.

Overall, Droste said the state of Rosemount is good. He said economic recovery continued in 2013 and he’s optimistic that 2014 will be a good year as well.

The State of the City will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Rosemount Community Center. The event is free and open to the public. For those who can not make the event, the prepared text will go up on the city’s website later that day and the video later in the month. The city’s website is

The event is co-sponsored by the City of Rosemount and the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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