|Monday – Preston, MN||507-765-2153|
|Wednesday – Spring Valley, MN||507-346-7367|
|Thursday – Eyota, MN||507-545-2135|
Cathy is the EDA Director for three communities in southeastern Minnesota–Eyota, Preston, Spring Valley, and Byron. Cathy joined the CEDA team in 2009, bringing with her vast knowledge of construction, real estate, finance, economics, budgeting, grant writing, and customer service. Cathy is a visionary with expertise in generating new ideas and solving problems. She has brought hundreds of thousands of grant dollars to the communities she serves. She has created pilot programs with the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation to bring succession planning to local businesses and with Greater Minnesota Housing to pilot revolving loan funds to revitalize rental housing above downtown commercial spaces. Cathy worked with the EDA Board in Preston to showcase area assets and strengthen the local economy, and she is responsible for the creation of the National Trout Center. Cathy is presently working on Main Street revitalization.
Cathy is a graduate of Mankato State with a degree in Finance and Economics, and she holds a MN Realtors License. Through her work, Cathy is a member of the Rochester Area Builders, the Preston Chamber, and the Spring Valley Chamber. Cathy is also a member of the Southeast MN Association of Realtors and secretary of the Byron Community Foundation.