Brainerd Mayor Talks Elections, Next Term, and Meeting from November 2
The city of Brainerd held its last regular council meeting before the elections on Tuesday, so we spoke with Mayor Dave Badeaux about both the meeting and those elections to get his thoughts.
One of the meeting items was the continued discussion around filling the position of police chief with current chief Corky McQuistan’s impending retirement. Badeaux expressed enthusiasm with where the city currently is in the process of doing that, but also mentioned that McQuistan’s effective retirement date was pushed back to ensure they got things right.
Another item that was brought up was the installation of a speaker system in downtown Brainerd with help from Brainerd Restoration.
There was also an update on the Children’s Museum, which Badeaux says will possibly be relocated if the museum and the city can agree upon the right fit.
Moving onto the topic of the elections on Tuesday, Badeaux says he was happy with both the voter turnout and how the procedures were followed.
Badeaux explained how the city council got a bit of a facelift with the election, but expressed optimism regarding working with them during his next term, which he earned by virtue of running unopposed in 2020.
We thank Mayor Badeaux for his time. The next regular council meeting for the city of Brainerd is scheduled for November 16. Our full interview with Mayor Badeaux can be found below.