May 26, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Janigo Will Protect Natural Resources in Maple Grove

This letter is on behalf of Kristy Janigo, one of the candidates for the Maple Grove City Council. It highlights her wonderful qualities as a person and her work in major policy areas, especially the natural environment and overall sustainability.

The abundance of nature in Maple Grove is a great feature of our community. However, nature does not survive well if it is not protected. Kristy has a strong record of doing just that. She even has a Ph.D. in design and sustainability from the University of Minnesota, so she has professional qualifications in the area.

She is actively promoting stronger protection for two large areas of forest that the city, with citizen support, purchased in the 1990s - Forest Preservations A and B. Last fall she took our family to walk there. They turned out to be gems, with a creek meandering through, abundant birds, and the occasional deer bounding through the brush.

At the personal level, Kristy is a great example of an upbeat attitude, endless energy, exceptional communication skills, and a commitment to service that includes years in the military, in her church, and in county government. What a great servant she would be to Maple Grove.

-John Palka, Maple Grove Resident

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