Your Scott County Commissioner Jon Ulrich has an impressive record of accomplishment.
Jon Ulrich has worked hard to...
Reduce the size and cost of government
Jon Ulrich has worked hard to eliminate all unneccesary government spending. A recent State Auditor's report showed Scott County as having the lowest rate of expenditure per capita in the metropolitan area and second lowest in the state. The county's tax levy, over the past five years, has increased at only six tenths of one percent annually; which is well below the level of inflation and growth.
Attract business development and livable wage jobs to Scott County
Jon Ulrich has worked hard so that Scott County residents will be able to find a quality livable wage job in Scott County. In the last two years Scott County has seen the addition of 450 million dollars of new business development and 3,500 livable wage jobs. These new jobs have driven down unemployment in the County and in July the State reported that, at 3.3% Scott County had the lowest unemployment in the metropolitan area.
Reduce congestion and improve safety on our roads
Jon Ulrich led the debate that won the day and allowed the 494/169 interchange to be built. Building this new interchange improved safety and removed a congestion bottle neck that saves you and I and commerce a lot of time and money every day. Jon Ulrich also played a key role in the selection and funding of the 101 elevated river crossing project. Once completed this project will take pressure off of other congested river crossings in Scott County.
Make government more efficient
Jon Ulrich is a founding member of Scott County Association For Leadership And Efficiency otherwise know as SCALE. This is a gathering of our local officials from all across Scott County that considers how to make government more efficient, and less costly in the work we expect them to accomplish. The question that Jon and the members of SCALE want to answer is, "How can we reduce costs and better serve the public together?"
Challenge the Metropolitan Council policy plans
Jon Ulrich has led the fight to challenge the Metropolitan Council's plans that seek to invest billions of dollars in highly subsidized transit-ways and bike paths in the urban core at the expense of our regional highway system. From 2014 to 2022 their plan will leave a paltry 72 millions dollars a year to reduce congestion on our highways. Jon believes that this plan is short sighted and lacks a vision that will keep our economy growing.
Meet human needs before government even sees them
Jon Ulrich is a leader in partnering with the Faith community, service groups, non-profit organizations, local governments and business to create the Families and Individuals Sharing Hope "FISH" partner network. Today FISH meets the needs of families and individuals through collaborating with hundreds of organizations in its partner network. FISH has won state and national awards for the innovative way that its partner network meets human needs.
Develop a regional park system at a reasonable cost
Jon Ulrich has reordered park funding and worked in partnership with Three Rivers Park District so that Spring Lake Park, Cedar Lake Park, Murphy Hanrehan and Cleary Lake Park can be open to provide a wide range of recreational activities to Scott County residents at a modest and reasonable cost.
Provide for public safety
Jon Ulrich led the effort to testify at the State Legislature for the need for a regional public safety training center in Scott County, which has now become a reality. Now every law enforcement agency, fire or public works department is able to train for any emergency we might face. Jon has chaired the oversight of the training center since its inception.
Develop an efficient and cost effective express bus service
Through Jon Ulrich's leadershio on the Scott County Transit Review Board and the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority he led efforts to merge the Blue Express service with MVTA. This combined service provides rides to almost 11,000 people every day. That's a lot of traffic congestion removed from our roads!
Provide for the needs of Seniors in an aging society
Jon Ulrich knows well the needs of seniors. Jon has cared for both parents and taken the journey with them from independent living to assisted living to memory care. This past year both of Jon's parents died within seventeen days of each other. Senior care is almost a daily topic at the Ulrich household because Jon's wife Carolyn has worked in long term care her entire working career. One of Jon's priorities is that seniors will be able to live in their community when they can no longer live independently in their home. Through Jon's work as a county board liason to the CDA he has supported numerous senior and assisted living projects.
Jon Ulrich is a proven leader that is working hard to serve you!
Experienced...Trusted... Respected !