Our Team

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Nancy Hoffman

Nancy’s love of communities provides the passion for her work. She helps businesses to flourish as well as supports communities with economic and community development. Nancy has been in the Economic Development field for over 20 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Studies from Mankato State University. Nancy has been the Executive Director of the Chisago County HRA-EDA since July 2012.

FUN FACTS ABOUT NANCY:

  • Enjoys outdoor activities in the winter and summer including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, golfing, fishing and biking.

  • Love for traveling anywhere, but really enjoys a Minnesota road trip

  • Learning how to live in the country sometimes the hard way but loving it.

  • Being of Swedish descent on her mother’s side, she enjoys living in a region with so much Swedish Heritage.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Nancy Hoffman

Nancy’s love of communities provides the passion for her work. She helps businesses to flourish as well as supports communities with economic and community development. Nancy has been in the Economic Development field for over 20 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Studies from Mankato State University. Nancy has been the Executive Director of the Chisago County HRA-EDA since July 2012.

FUN FACTS ABOUT NANCY:

  • Enjoys outdoor activities in the winter and summer including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, golfing, fishing and biking.

  • Love for traveling anywhere, but really enjoys a Minnesota road trip

  • Learning how to live in the country sometimes the hard way but loving it.

  • Being of Swedish descent on her mother’s side, she enjoys living in a region with so much Swedish Heritage.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR & PROGRAM MANAGER

Sara Kaminski

Sara came to Chisago County HRA – EDA in March 2019 with a degree in Business Management. Sara maintains and reports on the financials of the HRA – EDA, she is skilled in crunching numbers and customer service. Sara also administers many community and economic development programs for HRA-EDA and for our cities and townships.

FUN FACTS ABOUT SARA:

  • Enjoys the outdoors (mostly the warm months) by fishing, biking, hiking & going to the beach.

  • Has two little girls: One has fur and the other doesn’t.

  • Her daughter is 9yrs old and she has a Springer Spaniel named Jade.

  • Was born and raised on a chicken farm in Stark, MN

  • Loves wine and pizza (not always together)

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR & PROGRAM MANAGER

Sara Kaminski

Sara came to Chisago County HRA – EDA in March 2019 with a degree in Business Management. Sara maintains and reports on the financials of the HRA – EDA, she is skilled in crunching numbers and customer service. Sara also administers many community and economic development programs for HRA-EDA and for our cities and townships.

FUN FACTS ABOUT SARA:

  • Enjoys the outdoors (mostly the warm months) by fishing, biking, hiking & going to the beach.

  • Has two little girls: One has fur and the other doesn’t.

  • Her daughter is 9yrs old and she has a Springer Spaniel named Jade.

  • Was born and raised on a chicken farm in Stark, MN

  • Loves wine and pizza (not always together)

HRA-EDA
BOARD
OF DIRECTORS

1ST DISTRICT

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

NATHAN
KEECH

Business Owner – Kreativ HQ

Phone: 612-643-0909
Email: [email protected]

I am an entrepreneur at heart and I’m passionate to see other businesses flourish in our area. I serve on the HRA / EDA board because I share a vision with others to see our area prosper by attracting new businesses and helping foster relationships that serve our greater purpose. I moved to Chisago County in 2018 and love the beauty of our area with the rich landscapes of fields, forests, and lakes. I serve on other various boards and commissions and love to give back to the community of hard workers like myself.

2ND DISTRICT

Term Expires: 12/31/2024

JIM STEIN,
CHAIRMAN

Business Owner – Stein Insurance

Phone: 651-257-1042
Email: [email protected]

Our County is in a unique position of being able to access what the Twin Cities Metro has to offer while maintaining our rural heritage.  We are focused on providing an available workforce and housing options making us the right place to grow your business.

3RD DISTRICT

Term Expires: 12/31/2026

CATHY
CAPONE
BENNETT

Planning and Real Estate Consultant

Phone: 612-670-8147
Email: [email protected]

As a planning and real estate consultant, Ms. Bennett has over 30 years of experience in private-public alliances, program development, transit-oriented development and project management in all facets of housing policy, development and redevelopment planning and strategic implementation. Since moving to Minnesota 24 years ago, I have lived in Chisago City, raised my two children in Chisago Lakes School and fell in love with the lakes, access to nature and family oriented community activities. I realize that housing is expensive in the county and the majority of people commute outside the county for work. I serve on the HRA-EDA to utilize my professional experience in helping to increase job opportunities and support affordable and attainable housing to ensure an economically competitive and livable county.

HRA-EDA
BOARD
OF DIRECTORS

4TH DISTRICT

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

CHAD
LINDGREN

President – Bell Bank

Phone: 651-829-1362
Email: [email protected]

Chisago County offers the convenience of being close to services and commerce for our residents’ day to day needs. In addition, there are  job opportunities available without the need to commute to the “Cities”. Chisago County is a wonderful place to call home, and even a better place to raise a family. We have wonderful stakeholders that continue to invest and support local initiatives. We continue to look for ways to promote everything Chisago County has to offer our residents, employers, and visitors who may one day call Chisago County home.

5TH DISTRICT

Term Expires: 12/31/2025

DANIEL
HOFFMAN

Retired

Phone: 763-300-4197
Email: [email protected]

I believe my career as a City Administrator contributes to the Chisago County HRA’s work work in housing and economic development. I believe serving on the Board after retiring helps me give back to the community.

1ST DISTRICT

NATHAN KEECH

2ND DISTRICT

JIM STEIN, CHAIRMAN

3RD DISTRICT

CATHY CAPONE BENNETT

4TH DISTRICT

CHAD LINDGREN

5TH DISTRICT

DANIEL HOFFMAN

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