Cable Commissioner: Ginny Holder
Alternate: Amy Modean
Lake Elmo started with a single farm in 1852. In its early days, the city’s commercial center, which grew up around the railroad station, boasted a store, saloon, a grain house, a blacksmith, and a wagon repair shop. Lake Elmo gradually lost its importance as an agricultural center, but began to see residential growth. Today, much of the area is still farmland, giving it a very rural feel. The city has limited the suburban development overtaking much of Washington County. However, Lake Elmo is planning for strong growth over the next 20 years.The Lake Elmo Rotary and the City of Lake Elmo partner up for the annual Fall Festival, which takes place in September. Residents also heavily support military families in Washington County through the Yellow Ribbon Network.