Mayor Jeff Weisensel

Weisensel photoEmail Mayor Weisensel
Phone
: 651-677-0754

CIty Hall office: 651-322-2050


First elected: 2022 - Mayor

Current term expires: December 31, 2026


Policy areas of interest: 

  • Budgets -- fiscal restraint with long term and sustainable services and infrastructure
  • Economic Development -- progressive growth broadening tax base and capacity
  • Civic Engagement -- building a vibrant and vital community
  • Youth Development -- engagement through activities and facilities

Current positions:

  • Rosemount Mayor, 2023-present
  • Rosemount City Council, 2009 - 2022
  • Rosemount Vice (Acting) Mayor, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2019, 2022
  • Rosemount Port Authority, since 2009; Chair - 2010 to 2021
  • Rosemount Downtown Task Force, 2016-2017
  • Dakota Communications Center Board, since 2009, Director: 2010 to present, Vice Chair: 2018-2020, Chair: 2021 to present
  • Rosemount Youth Commission Council Liaison, 2011 to present
  • Rosemount Area Arts Council (RAAC) ArtsSpace participant and Council Liaison, 2017 to present
  • National League of Cities (NLC) Community and Economic Development (CED) Policy Committee, 2012 to present
  • NLC University Leadership Fellows Advisory Group, 2016 to present
  • NLC Small Cities Council, 2018 to present

Past positions: 

  • Rosemount Vice (Acting) Mayor 2009, 2013, 2017, 2019
  • Rosemount Planning Commission from 1997-2004, Chair 2001-2004
  • Rosemount Wetlands Ordinance Task Force 1998, 2005, 2013
  • Dakota County Extension Committee 1999-2004, Chair 2000-2004

Education: 

  • MS Project Management, BS Civil Engineering - University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • Diamond Leadership Regent, magna cum laude, National League of Cities (NLC) University Certificate
  • Governmental Studies, Hillsdale College, Michigan

Community/Professional:

  • 4-H 1977-present volunteer leader, Dakota County 4-H Federation, Finance Director 2001-2013
  • Red Cross-16+ gal donor, Red Cross Safety Mobile 2006-2012
  • Hearts and Hammers house captain 2006-2014
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, M.ASCE, MN ASCE Civil Government Award recipient 2013, 2014
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)

Personal:

  • Married to Kathy (40 yrs) and three adult children - Ashley (Scott), Kelsey (Brandon) and Lindsey (Dave) along with 5 grandchildren; resident since 1995
  • Shepard of the Valley Lutheran Church community
  • RHS Band parent -- 3 color guard alumni
  • RAAA coach
  • Eagle Scout
  • Interests include lifelong learning, outdoor/nature activities, BBQ, Tavern blacksmith puzzles