Gillian Rosenquist Endorses Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner - District 2

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FEBRUARY 5, 2018


Lauren Buckley

FEBRUARY 5, 2018 HENNEPIN COUNTY — Today, Golden Valley City Council Member, Gillian Rosenquist, announced her endorsement of Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2.

“I’m excited to endorse Irene Fernando to be Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2. Like me, Irene values relationships as the key to collaboration and getting work done,” Rosenquist said. “She leads with conviction by understanding the people she serves. She has done this successfully in both the nonprofit world and corporate world, and I think her skills will translate well to public service. I look forward to partnering with Irene to ensure the County’s priorities meet the needs of Golden Valley residents.”

Fernando, upon receiving the endorsement, said “I am thrilled to earn Gillian’s endorsement. Intergovernmental relationships are essential for getting work done  and I look forward to working directly with Gillian and other City Council Members across the district, once elected.”  

Irene Fernando, a Harrison neighborhood resident and University of Minnesota graduate, is a candidate for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2. The co-founder of a youth leadership non-profit headquartered in Minneapolis, Irene is also a Bush Foundation Fellow and has taught social entrepreneurship at St. Mary’s University. Currently, she works within a newer division at Thrivent Financial leading around organizational design, culture and talent.Irene continues to contribute to the community through multiple board and volunteer roles as well.