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HRA commissioner awarded for service

This fall, Mike Fossum received the Conrad Rettmer Award for Commissioners from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). The annual award recognizes one Minnesota Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Commissioner for outstanding leadership in affordable housing and community development. 

During his 18 years on the HRA Board, Fossum has been a driving force behind Lyndale Green, Penn American and several other large-scale projects. The redevelopments brought new housing, retail space and a grocery store to the city. 

Fossum joined the HRA by appointment in 2000 while he was serving on the City Council and remains an active member of the Minnesota NAHRO and HRA.