Mayor Kuehn Not Seeking Re-Election
Mayor Mike Kuehn has decided to retire after a generation of public service to the City of North St. Paul. He feels it’s a good time to move on as the city is currently in a positive position for economic growth in both business and housing development.
“My 28 years of holding elective office in North St. Paul has truly been the greatest honor of my life. I will always cherish my time serving the citizens and working with so many wonderful people,” said Kuehn. “It was always my intention to serve the city as an elected official to make a difference. I am proud of that legacy”.
Kuehn was Mayor for 11 years and contributes his accomplishments to working with a great staff, a supportive City Council, and a very talented Economic Development Agency, for a City that is now poised to see significant growth. Prior to his service as Mayor, Kuehn served as a City Council member for 17 years.
In his tenure Kuehn helped achieve new city facilities, improved park and recreation facilities, a street improvement program, development plans progressing for a refurbished downtown, safer neighborhoods and a larger choice of housing options.
Kuehn believes the interest in pursuing development opportunities in North St. Paul is high, and several business and housing development projects are now being proposed throughout the city.
“With things on the upswing, it just seemed like a good time to leave my service to the city and relax and enjoy my retirement a bit more,” said Kuehn. "My sincere thanks to everyone who supported me over the years, who stepped forward to help make a difference in our city, and who are committed to making sure our city will continue to move forward”.