Weaver elected as chairperson of Rise

The Rise Board of Directors has elected Julie Weaver, a marketing consultant from Anoka, to serve as chairperson for the coming year. Weaver has served on the board since 1997 in several executive positions.

Also elected were Vice Chairperson Steve Well and Treasurer Tom Kettleson, both of Shorewood, and Secretary (and immediate past president) Gene Merriam of Coon Rapids.

Jon Grunewald of Elk River and Manfred Tatzmann of Brooklyn Park joined Rise’s board in January, which also includes Larry Pietrzak of Brooklyn Park, Mary Zins of Golden Valley and Dixie Mengelkoch of Blaine.

As a private, nonprofit organization, Rise has been dedicated to helping ensure that people can work in the community, earn competitive wages, live safely and comfortably and make a productive contribution to society since 1971.

Rise has 20 office locations throughout the Twin Cities, Central Minnesota and East Central Minnesota, and works with hundreds of area landlords, businesses and employers to carry out its mission.

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