City Planner Rinden To Be Honored

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 6:23 am

Pine City Planning Commissioner Mary Rinden will receive the city’s fourth annual “Citizen Planner” award at the fourth-annual planning open house Wednesday, Oct. 27. The open house will be held in conjunction with the American Planning Association’s “National Planning Month”.

The Pine City Pioneer reports that Rinden was first appointed to the planning commission in September, 1996 and served until November, 2000. She was then re-appointed in January, 2006 and has served ever since. During her tenure, Rinden has seen Pine City change a lot.

“Growth brings new opportunities and challenges,” Rinden told the Pioneer. “When small towns such as Pine City strive to anticipate and plan for growth, then we are more likely to be successful in integrating the shared goals, dreams and desires of our community members.”

“It has been very positive to work with other Pine City community members in developing guiding principles and goals that will be included in the new, updated Pine City comprehensive plan,” she continued. “It is clear that our community has wonderful natural resources that make it very desirable.”

Mayor Jane Robbins will present the award to Rinden at the open house on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact

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