Letter to the Editor – Courtesy of SunThisWeek

Mayor Mary for re-election

To the editor:

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland on both the community and business level, and cannot speak highly enough about her.

For the past 26 years I have been a small business owner as president of McCormick Computer Resale Inc. in Apple Valley.

My wife, Sue, and I have been Apple Valley residents for 33 years. We have raised three children whom attended Apple Valley public schools. While my children attended Eastview High School I was the Eastview Community Foundation President and Eastview Athletic Association president.

Mayor Mary’s dedication to make Apple Valley a better place to work and live is clear with every action that she takes. Both my community and business continue to grow due to the support that Mayor Mary has shown.

I’m pleased to say that I am endorsing Mayor Mary. On Nov. 4, there is no doubt in who I will be voting for.

Jeff McCormick
Apple Valley

Letter to the Editor – Courtesy of SunThisWeek

Supports Mayor Mary

To the editor:

As the parks and recreation director for the city of Apple Valley from 1986 to 2012, I had an opportunity to work closely with Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland for many years.

Mayor Mary is a leader with a passion and love for our beautiful city. Her long-standing support of the citizens of our community is second to none. Every day she commits her boundless energy to making Apple Valley one of the finest cities in America.

Kind, caring and compassionate describe some of her best attributes.

Please join me in voting and returning Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland to office on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Randy Johnson
Apple Valley

Letter to the Editor – Courtesy of SunThisWeek

Re-elect Mayor Mary

To the editor:

Let’s join to re-elect Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland in November to the Apple Valley City Council.

Mayor Mary is hardworking and effective. Businesses are expanding. City services and infrastructure are top notch. Doesn’t that look like success? I think so. Apple Valley has been rated nationally as one of the top places to live.

Here in Apple Valley our Mayor Mary and our City Council work hard representing all of us and achieve reasonable, sustainable, cost effective solutions, together. Gridlock is decried in politics. Why would we choose that over what we have?

Jim Sheldon
Apple Valley

Letter to the Editor – courtesy of SunThisWeek

Re-elect Mayor Mary

To the editor:

Every election year is crucial to whom we vote in to office. This Nov. 4 is no exception. If we envision our beautiful city to continue to flourish, both in the community and in the business sector, we must re-elect our Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland.

My husband, Dave and I, have been Apple Valley residents for 21 years. We have raised our two daughters whom attended Greenleaf, Falcon Ridge and Eastview schools. We knew they were receiving an exceptional education in one of the highest ranked districts. Our mayor works diligently with the school district to keep our schools nationally recognized, this being what parents want most for their children.

I have been a sales manager at a business in Apple Valley for going on 20 years. I have seen firsthand how Mayor Mary cares that our businesses thrive and sustain.

Mayor Mary is involved in our community. She works hard and is passionate in every aspect of Apple Valley. With her leadership our city has become the 17th best place to live. Please help re-elect our Mayor Mary. I am confident that with her being our leader, our community and businesses will continue to thrive.

Jodi Kurtz
Apple Valley


Testimonial: Jay A. Tentinger

“My name is Jay Tentinger and I relocated my law firm to Apple Valley in March 2014 to my office building located at 15000 Garrett Ave.  I purchased the office building in late 2013 from the previous owner so I was not aware of the street improvements that were planned for Garrett Ave.  In April 2014, a representative from the City stopped into my office to tell me about the planned improvements.  I was very surprised and immediately thought to myself, another expense that I was not planning on just after purchasing the new office building and relocating my office from Eagan.  I was pleasantly surprised to learn from the City representative there would not be a cost to me, as the City was paying the entire cost of the improvement without the need for a special assessment.  This information was very much appreciated as a small business owner, and to me it speaks volumes about how Apple Valley helps small businesses!”

Jay A. Tentinger             

Tentinger Law Firm, P.A.                                  

15000 Garrett Avenue

Apple Valley MN 55124-9018

952-953-3330 – Telephone

952-953-3331 – Facsimile


Apple Valley Based Uponor Named Manufacturer of the Year!



Apple Valley is home to the North American headquarters of Finland based Uponor. On April 11th, 2014 Uponor USA was been named 2013 Manufacturer of the Year by Manufacurers Alliance. Congratulations Uponor!

More info here.

From left, are: Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce President Ed Kearney, Uponor North America President Bill Gray, Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland and Manufacturers Alliance President Art Sneen.