Metro Republican Women meet March 11

Metropolitan Council member Wendy Wulff and Dakota County Commissioner Mary Liz Holberg will speak to the March 11 breakfast meeting of Metro Republican Women on the challenges and opportunities of applying Republican principles to their respective organizations.

Wulff was appointed to the Met Council by Gov. Tim Pawlenty in 2009 and reappointed by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2011 and 2015. She served on the Lakeville City Council from 2003 to 2009 after seven years on the Lakeville Planning Commission. She is vice chair of the Met Council’s Environment Committee and a member of the Community Development Committee.

Holberg began serving on the Dakota County Board in 2015. She has formal committee responsibilities with Transit Improvement, the Communications Center, Community Development Agency, Regional Railroad Authority and she represents the board on various committees such as the I-35W Solutions Alliance, Metro Alliance for Healthy Families, Metropolitan Emergency Service and Vermillion River Watershed. Previously, she served 16 years as Lakeville’s state representative, three years on the Lakeville City Council and seven years on its Planning Commission.

“It is valuable to hear from these Republican women serving Dakota County and the Metropolitan Council, two very powerful organizations for our members,” said MRW President Margaret Flower. She noted Congressman Jason Lewis is the scheduled speaker for April and Twila Brase of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom will present in May.

The event will be held at Mendakota Country Club, 2075 Mendakota Drive in Mendota Heights, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m., a buffet breakfast at 8:45 and the program at 9. The cost is $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $10 for students. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged.

Those interested may go to to pay online or to make a reservation and pay at the door.