About

WE LOVE LAKE ELMO is a grassroots movement that began in early 2015 when over 200 concerned citizens came together at the Lake Elmo Inn Event Center to protest the council majority’s decision to fire the City Administrator. http://www.twincities.com/2015/03/18/lake-elmo-residents-pack-meeting-call-for-administrators-rehiring/  You may remember “WE PROTEST COUNCIL VOTE” (almost 900 signatures on a petition) and “COUNCIL IS TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY”.  The council majority at that time reversed their position but ultimately the city administrator was forced to resign.  Eight additional city hall staff members also resigned as the year went on.  It was critical that our community took a more active role in understanding  what was going on in our city government and the impact that those city council decisions were having.   We will continue to advocate for collaborative leadership from all members of the city council and for a functional city government, which is characterized by Transparency, Civility, and Fiscal Responsibility.

The mission of WE LOVE LAKE ELMO is to engage and educate the community about the way the Lake Elmo city government functions. We are grateful for the support of the many residents and members of the business community, who share our desire for a functional city government.

The purpose of this website is to provide information to the Lake Elmo community about what is happening in the city government. This is accomplished by the posting of news articles and stories.  It is critical that residents have access to news reports, data, facts, and real life examples so they can judge for themselves the impact of council actions! WE LOVE LAKE ELMO is an advocacy group and is not a political committee.  Past contributors to this website have included: Diane Madson Knoll, Kathy Weeks, Kathy Reeves, and Mike Reeves.