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Notable neighbor: John Gibbs

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Bloomington Briefing Published April 5, 2023
Updated on April 5, 2023
John Gibbs

The Three Rivers Park District board of commissioners unanimously elected longtime Bloomington resident Commissioner John Gibbs as board chair in January. Gibbs has represented District 5 (Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Richfield) on the Three Rivers Park District board since 2010. 

“Three Rivers is truly a world-class park system, and I’m excited to lead the board this year as we focus on making the parks even more vital to the quality of our region and meaningful in people’s lives,” Gibbs said.

Gibbs named three main priorities for Three Rivers: establishing a welcoming environment and infrastructure for all visitors; maintaining fiscal responsibility; and encouraging meaningful partnerships.

In Bloomington, recent accomplishments of Gibbs and the board include the $15 million upgrade of the Hyland Hills Ski Area, establishment of snowmaking for Nordic skiing at Hyland Lake Park Reserve, and the reopening and enhancements at Hyland Greens Golf Course.

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