The League of Minnesota Cities has awarded Fridley Mayor Scott Lund its 2012 C.C. Ludwig Award for outstanding service.
A panel of judges chose Lund for the honor from among all Minnesota mayors of cities of more than 10,000 residents. The award recognizes "vision, statesmanship, and unwavering commitment to the public good."
Lund had intended to attend the League's annual meeting in Duluth in June but historic floods there prompted him to .
Lund is this fall.
Here is what the League of Minnesota Cities website said about Lund:
Mayor Scott Lund
Lund, who received the C.C. Ludwig Award for elected officials from cities with populations of 10,000 or more, was cited for working with his city’s Council and staff and community organizations “…to provide very high quality local government services and capital projects that are not only responsive to community needs, but are affordable to Fridley residents.”
He has served as Fridley’s mayor since 2001. In 2007, he organized a successful campaign to remove utility rate restrictions from the Fridley City Charter. Lund has also actively campaigned on the city’s behalf for a number of legislative issues, including funding for a Northstar station site, funding for Springbrook Nature Center improvements, and reform of the state’s local government aid formula.
- Ardell F. Brede, mayor of Rochester and former League president
- Tom Eggum, consultant for the Municipal Services Division of TKDA and former public works director/city engineer for St. Paul
- Greg Lindsey, professor and executive associate dean for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs
- Eric Sorensen, former city administrator for the City of Winona