GENERAL MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE
CANDIDATE PROFILE

MARK KRUSE
Parks Superintendent
City of Lakeville - 8 years

8 years as member of MPSTMA.

Currently:
My position requires me to provide administrative, management and leadership to Park Maintenance. Working with our Parks Supervisor and Parks Lead our team is responsible for all park property, athletic fields,  trails, landscape beds, hockey rinks, site amenities, forestry within park property and along trails. I also play an active role in new park construction, master planning of existing parks, contracted park maintenance and park improvement projects. 

Why are you running for office?
I would like to assist the association to grow and impact sports turf professionals with enjoyable, informative and applicable education and networking opportunities. Our association has done a great job with this in the past and I feel that I could help in continuing this effort.

What issues should MPSTMA focus on for the future of the association?
The association will need to maintain the interest and involvement of the current members and continue to find avenues to grow. Legislative decisions on many areas that we work in will become more impactful to our members in the future. I believe that we need to find a way to proactively position the MPSTMA to be a part of those decisions and discussions.