Commissioner hosts hike, listening session

Dakota County Commissioner Joe Atkins is hosting a listening session 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Visitor Center in Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan. Prior to the event, Atkins invites people to join him for a hike in the park beginning at 4 p.m.; hikers should meet at the Visitor Center.

Atkins will provide a brief update on county business before opening the floor to take questions and listen to concerns. The listening session will give attendees the opportunity to learn more about county projects and initiatives, address any issues and meet other citizens.

Both events are free and open to everyone.

“I’m looking forward to meeting with Dakota County residents at one of this area’s finest parks – Lebanon Hills,” said Commissioner Atkins. “Ideally, we’ll have plenty of sunshine, so we can enjoy a hike before the meeting.”

Atkins has been the commissioner of district 4 – serving parts of Inver Grove Heights, Rosemount and Eagan – since the beginning of 2017.