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January 9, 2020

New Member Spotlight!

Name: Mike Okey
Age: 39
Employed with: City of St. Louis Park
Number of years employed with current organization: 14 full-time, 20+ counting seasonal
Past employment: N/A
Years active in APWA/MN Chapter: First year!
LinkedIn Profile URL (if applicable): https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-okey-5a2429199/
Originally from: Born in Omaha, NE. Raised in St. Louis Park
Family: Wife, Blaire, and 7-year-old daughter, Keira
Most challenging Public Works project you have been involved with: Taking on my new role after 14 years as a laborer
Most enjoyable Public Works project you have been involved with: I’m six weeks into my position as Public Works Services Manager and I enjoy the challenges of taking on a new role and implementing new practices.
Favorite Movie: Best in Show
Favorite Musical Artist/Group: Martin Sexton
Favorite Restaurant: Latuff's Pizzeria
Favorite Vacation you’ve been on: Any of my golf trips to Arizona

Hobbies/Extra-curricular activities: Golf, hanging out with the family and neighborhood and following Minnesota sports.
At some point in my life I would most like to: Play St. Andrew's Old Course.
Is there something about you that we would find surprising? 
I was the Head Coach for St. Louis Park boys golf for four seasons.
Words of wisdom to share with the membership: Anything you attempt to accomplish has most likely already been done by someone else, under much worse circumstances.

 

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