Current Albertville Mayor Jillian Hendrickson is seeking re-election on November 6. If elected, Hendrickson will serve her fourth consecutive term in the city’s top seat.
Hendrickson is a 12-year resident of the city of Albertville and is deeply rooted in the community. She and her husband, Ryan, met in Albertville and now have two young daughters. In addition to serving as Albertville’s mayor, Hendrickson works as a Professional Oncology Healthcare Representative. Her education includes an undergraduate degree in International Business, with minors in Communication and Leadership, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Hendrickson is the only candidate on the ballot for mayor of Albertville in 2018.
The following is a statement from Mayor Hendrickson:
“I would like to thank the community of Albertville for your continued support over these past six years. As Election Day approaches, I am humbled and enthusiastic to run for my fourth term as Mayor. Next year, our ‘Friendly City’ of Albertville will reach a major milestone and turn 100 years old. I am proud of this community and ask we all develop a sense of pride in 2019 around what this community has accomplished in a century. I am confident in our community’s rich history and roots, and I believe Albertville’s current council goals remain on point to sustain continuing advancements within our community.
My vision remains focused on our community’s future: to enhance our ‘Friendly City’ motto by maintaining essential services, limiting tax burdens on residents and businesses so as to further stimulate business growth. Supporting our local businesses and encouraging new development will remain imperative throughout these next few years. Throughout my time on council, I have encouraged our leadership to support current businesses and aggressively pursue interested newcomers when appropriate. It is my goal to see projects and future expansions complement our four square mile town. I look forward to continued partnerships with neighboring cities to control rising costs and will encourage staff to continue working proactively on planned and future transportation improvements.
As an active member in the I-94 West Collation, I am proud of the work our collation has accomplished. Our persistence with state and federal leadership has brought awareness and funding to MN’s federal highway I-94. I am pleased to report in 2018 our project received 56 million in state funding which will bring six lanes through Albertville and include our eastbound onramp at County 19. Construction will begin on I94 in 2020. Highway 19 will also remain a transportation focus for Albertville and Wright County as these efforts are essential in filling empty store fronts within our community.
These past few years I’ve addressed several concerns facing our community. I will continue to partner with neighboring cities on collaborative efforts to save money and deliver more efficient services. In summary, if reelected I will continue to provide leadership to the city council by representing the best interests of Albertville. I believe the job of an elected official is to be in tune with the community’s needs and desires; I look forward to listening to the voices of Albertville.”