MEET BOB

Building A Community that Knows We're All Connected

I've been a resident of Afton since 1984,  and with my spouse Cindy, raised our three children in the village.  With a creek flowing through our  yard, beautiful perennial gardens surrounding our home within  a stones throw of the St. Croix, we know  we are blessed to have built our lives in this community!

With that continued blessing comes responsibility that has guided my  work with  neighbors to   preserve and protect our special place in the St. Croix River Valley

Environment protection

  • As a lawyer helped residents near Square lake protect it from shore land development


  • Worked with Afton neighbors to stop  multistory town homes in the village and the development of a private marina in Steamboat Park


  • Started Afton's curbside recycling program as a member of the resource recovery committee


  • Co-founded the Afton Foundation which became the Lower St. Croix Valley Foundation


  • Early proponent of Historic and Natural Preservations Routes. It was the work of Afton Residents to protect St. Croix Trail that resulted in  important State legislation that would also protect the Gun Flint Trail


  • Presented a citizen's case for wastewater treatment in the Village before  the MPCA


  • Became a licensed contractor for environmental compliance for an engineering company I co-founded for projects in Oregon


Community Volunteer

  • Two terms on the Afton Parks and Open Spaces Committee


  • Member of  the Design Review Committee


  • Former treasurer of the Afton Historical Society


  • Member of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee


  • Proponent  of the "Rural by Design" concept to protect Afton's open Spaces and surface water resources


Legal​

  • Law Partner of the former Washington County Attorne

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  • Certified Neutral  (Mediator) that would help Parties resolve disputes without litigation.


  • Won cases before the Minnesota Appellate and Supreme Courts.


Non-profit leadership

  • Treasurer Rotary Foundation


  • Vice-Chair


    American Red Cross/ St. Croix Valley Chapter


  • Co-founder of the St. Croix Family Resource Center www.stcroixfrc.org


Most Fun Of All

  • 12 years coach of baseball, softball, and football for Afton-Lakeland VAA youth teams


  • Former head girls track coach at North St. Paul High School


  • After school tutor


If you elect me  your Ward One representative on the City Council, I will use my experience to get answers to your concerns, ask hard questions and and make sure your tax dollars are spent wisely but not let Afton fall into a state of disrepair. 

Together we can preserve and protect this wonderful piece of the  St. Croix Valley  keeping Afton a "Community that knows we're all connected."

To do that I need to hear from you. Not just during election time, but throughout the year. I will hold monthly meet-ups to listen to your concerns, get answers to your questions and make sure all the residents of Ward One have a voice in Afton city government.

Go the "News" Section of this website for periodic updates on issues, actions and where your concerns will be posted.


 

Robert Q. Dickie