Crosslake Council Member (Elect 2)

All candidates listed above were contacted by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce for participation in this Voting Guide. Responses received from our questionnaire are published exactly as submitted, with no additional editing. Please note that candidates marked with * did not respond.

Catharine Funk

Catharine Funk

Political Office: Crosslake City Council
Age: 51
Family: Married to James Funk and we have 9 beautiful Children and
4 1/2 Grandkids
Occupation: Owner of Encompassing Beauty


Reasonable and well thought out growth of our community. As times change we have to be willing to adapt to opening our minds with growth of industry, tourism and small business. With people working from home we have already seen a increase in home offices in Crosslake.

Communication is always key, listening to business concerns working together to ensure that city infrastructure such as highway, water and sewer and high speed internet is immediately available for the new business to be successful.

This year has been a trying year and city, county, and state has been challenged in everyway. Seeing the good in what is in front of us and striving for new beginnings and leading by example to grow a brighter future.

Being a business owner and involved citizen in the city of Crosslake, I will bring a fresh perspective and clear voice to all the issues that come before the city. I will always be available to hear from the citizens of Crosslake with their concerns.

Aaron Herzong

Aaron Herzog

Political Office: Crosslake City Council
Political Party: None
Age: 74
Family: Married for 51 years, one daughter, two grandsons & 3 great grandchildren
Occupation: Retired

No personal agenda

With the Covid 19 crises happening, the lock downs, closed or operating at half capacity levels, etcetera, and my concern is the survival of our businesses. This coming winter we will need to be aware and listening to what special needs businesses may have and be prepared to assist them.

Liston and understand business’s specific needs and determine what the City can do. My goal is to get businesses to survive by working with Crow wing County and the State to see how Crosslake can help fill in gaps.

Growth has been very hard with the State shutting some businesses down. They have taken away our ability to accomplish what needs to be done for business growth made us reactionary on how to sustain our current businesses.

I Have close to two years experience on the Council so I understand the budget and functions of the City. I have become more versed on the budget challenge for 2021. Also I have 33 years working in City Government, and additional 7 years on Crosslake Planning Commission.

Marcia Seibert-Volz

Marcia Seibert-Volz

Political Office: City Council member
Age: 67
Family: 4 children and 11 grandchildren
Occupation: Retried City Administrator

Capable, trustworthy, good-listener

I would like to have the City establish a business grant program from a portion of the Covid 19 funding allocated to the City from State. Grants to be offered to the non-essential businesses that were forced to close for months and have experienced a hardship in regaining financial stability.

I am very approachable and would welcome any concerns the businesses have in regard to City activities that would benefit them. Extending a pro-growth attitude fostering the initiative that all businesses are playing an important role in the community. Values important to the businesses should be considered and applied.

State of Minnesota bringing awareness of initiatives designed to help business achieve its goals of border-to-border high speed internet access. This is very important both in business retail selling on line and the education of our students. I think we need to continue working on internet access in all areas.

I have been in City Administration for over forty years. I have a pro-active nature and extensive knowledge in City Administration. I was an EDA and HRA Director, too. I would like to serve & contribute to the success of the City. I have a clear understanding of the position.

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