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