I am new County Commissioner Nadine Schoen. I have been married to my husband Pat for 29 years and we have raised three wonderful children in this great community. We are also anxiously waiting to become grandparents in January. I have owned and operated a local business for more than 30 years and was a city council member in St. Michael for the past 12 years.
During my 12 years as an elected official, I have assisted and contributed to more than 10 advisory boards. I was also a leader on Trailblazer, the I-94 Coalition, I-94 Chamber, Planning and Zoning, and Economic Development Authorities. These have allowed me a unique and broad perspective on the opportunities and challenges that the county faces. Through the highway expansion project and other city endeavors, I have developed and established relationships with many county, state, and federal legislators. This has provided the opportunity to keep Wright County’s goals and priorities.
I want to maintain the county's focus on residents and valued business owners’ goals. The business climate in the county has also seen change and growth. The varied tax base reflects the variety of industries in the county and allows for a range of businesses. Retail, light industrial, manufacturing, construction, medical, and our treasured family businesses are examples of the business climate I want to continue. My top priority is to be the voice for the residents and my fellow business owners while remaining a strong voice for the taxpayer.