Monday, January 23, 2023
Rosemount Fills City Council Vacancies
The City of Rosemount City Council is back at full strength. Following the recent general election, two vacancies were created: one when Councilmember Jeff Weisensel won his mayoral race and the second after Tammy Block chose to decline her position. Sixteen residents applied for the open positions and eight were interviewed. The new City Council members are Paul Theisen and Tami Klimpel.
“We were thrilled to have such a talented candidate pool for this key leadership position,” stated City Administrator Logan Martin. “There were a number of strong interviews, and the Council had a tough decision to make. We appreciate everyone who applied and encouraged them all to stay engaged by considering joining a City Commission.”
Paul Theisen will fill the remainder of Mayor Weisensel’s council term – a two-year commitment. Tami Klimpel will step into a temporary appointment until November of 2023 when a special election can be held for the full term of Tammy Block’s open position.
Learn more about Paul Theisen
Theisen is currently employed with Genentech as a Business Engagement Manager. He is highly active in the community, volunteering with RAAA as a coach and Board Member, Rosemount Football Boosters, and Rosemount Back Court Club. Theisen believes in “the philosophy of stoicism, of controlling the controllable, but doing so while being engaged and involved in our civic duty”.
Learn more about Tami Klimpel
Klimpel works as a Director of Marketing & Product Strategy with Minnwest Bank. She has served in leadership roles in RAAA, the Angel Foundation, and Drake University Parent & Family Advisory Council. She shared that her philosophy on the responsibilities of local government includes “getting the little things right and then working on the big things. Our little hometown is in a major growth spurt. Planful growth and appropriate development are important roles for city government.”
The new City Council members will be sworn in on Tuesday, February 7th. Learn more about the Rosemount City Council.