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He is described as a “maverick” by those who have worked with him on community issues. That independent thinking would benefit the board, which has long had a reputation for cliquishness. Stone also has served as a hockey and baseball coach for kids 10 and under and is a strong advocate for getting at-risk kids more involved in Park Board programming. In addition, he brings experience in public service after serving on the Minneapolis Capital Long Range Improvement Committee and the Minneapolis Citizen Environmental Advocacy Committee. He also worked to organize neighbors against airport noise last year.
Stone is professional, knowledgeable and persistent. He’s also a hard worker like Liz Wielinski and Anita Tabb, two board members elected in 2009. Stone’s election will add to the positive energy these two commissioners brought to the board.
To learn more about the endorsed at-large Park Board candidates, go to their websites: erwinforparks.org, annieyoung.net, jasonforminneapolisparks.com. To read a Star Tribune story about all the at-large candidates, go to http://tinyurl.com/lgsjddm.
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