No changes on Anoka County rail authority

by Peter Bodley
Managing Editor

Anoka County Commissioner Matt Look has been re-elected chairperson of the Anoka County Regional Rail Authority.

Look was chairperson of the authority, which comprises the seven members of the county board, for the first time in 2011.

Anoka County Board Chairperson Rhonda Sivarajah is vice chairperson of the authority, while County Commissioner Andy Westerberg is secretary and County Commissioner Robyn West is treasurer. All three held the same offices in 2011.

Also unchanged is the membership of the rail authority’s Management Committee – Look, Sivarajah, Westerberg and West.

Look and Sivarajah will be Anoka County’s representatives to the Northstar Corridor Development Authority (NCDA) as they were in 2011, as well as the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance joint powers board for the proposed Northern Lights Express (NLX) project from Minneapolis to Duluth/Superior through Anoka County.