• Michael Wojcik~Candidate, Rochester City Council Ward 2

    ♦ EXPERIENCE:

    • Owner – Elite Consulting, Inc. 2008 – present
    • Rochester City Council 2009 – present
    • St. Mary’s University Adjunct Faculty 2007 – present
    • Analyst – THINK Credit Union / Mutual Bank 2006 – 2008
    • Staff Engineer – Hitachi GST 2003-2006
    • Engineer – IBM 1999-2003

    ♦ EDUCATION:

    • MBA, Finance – Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota 2006
    • CFA Affiliate Member (Level III complete)
    • Master of Electrical Engineering – University of Minnesota 2002
    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering – University of North Dakota 1999
    • AS – Hibbing Community College 1997

    ♦ COMMUNITY:

    • Rochester City Council, Ward 2
    • Rochester Personnel Advisory Committee
    • Rochester Energy Commission
    • Rochester Public Utilities Board (for the late Dennis Hanson)
    • Rochester Board of Equalization – 2011 Chair
    • Rochester Olmsted Council of Governments (ROCOG) – 2011 Chair
    • Rochester Good Food Store Coop – Board of Directors – Finance Committee Chair (2010-2012)
    • Olmsted County Environmental Commission (2006-2010)
    • Olmsted County HRA (2009-2010)
    • Envision MN Board of Directors
    • Young Elected Officials Network – Defending Workers and Families National Policy Council – 2012
    • National League of Cities – Community & Economic Development (CED) Board – 2012 Steering Committee
    • League of Minnesota Cities – 2012 House Government Operations and Elections Committee
    • Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities – 2012 Economic Development Committee
    • Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities
    • League of Women Voters
    • Minnesota State Parks
    • Rochester Time Traders
    • Holy Spirit Catholic Church Finance Council
    • Resurrection Catholic Church Finance Council
    • Fox Hill Neighborhood Association

    Michael is originally from Northern Minnesota.  He and his wife Lisa have lived in Rochester since 1999.  They are the parents of Anastasia and Natalia.  They have a black lab mix dog (Jaida) adopted from Paws & Claws Humane Society.