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March 5, 2020
Ashley Grimm Announces Candidacy for St Louis County Board of Commissioners
Ashley Grimm is announcing her run for 3rd District Saint Louis County Board of Commissioners. Grimm, who is a West Duluth homeowner, manages the family and employment programming at the Damiano Center and serves as the Vice Chair of the City of Duluth’s Human Rights Commission. Ashley brings over 13 years of experience in human services, education and advocacy to this position.
“I am running to ensure strong representation for our families in Duluth’s western neighborhoods. I bring a history of advocacy and policy building that is deeply informed by my direct-service work supporting families struggling to get their basic needs met. As county commissioner I will continue to build solutions collaboratively and create a positive working climate on the board.”
Ashley received the 2019 St. Louis County Health
Achievement Award for her work advocating for people experiencing homelessness and creating economic development programming for at-risk youths. She serves on numerous boards and committees focused on education equity, affordable housing, youth development and fighting opioid addiction.
Current 3rd District County Commissioner, Beth Olson, announced last month that she would not run for re-election and is supporting candidate Grimm for the position: “I am happy to announce my support for Ashley Grimm. Ashley will be a thoughtful, committed representative for the west side. I admire her work ethic and ability to collaborate with people. Her experience is what’s needed on the board to continue our momentum addressing issues of mental health and opioid addiction.”