Council Profiles

Mayor

Gary Forcier
175 Arch Street SE
(320) 583-8717
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Gary Forcier is a lifelong resident of Hutchinson. He graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1977. In 1988, Gary purchased a small business, Crow River Glass. Gary and his wife Angie have raised three sons in Hutchinson including, Dan, AJ and Jon.

Gary was a volunteer firefighter for the Hutchinson Fire Department for 23 years obtaining the highest rank of Assistant Chief. He is an active referee for wrestling and was a coach for Silver Lake, Glencoe-Silver Lake, and Hutchinson High School wrestling. As a business owner and an elected official, he has sponsored youth athletics in Hutchinson.

In 2008, Gary received the Distinguished Service Award from the Hutchinson Jaycees. He was elected to the Hutchinson City Council in 2012. Gary was elected Mayor of Hutchinson in November, 2014 and took office in January of 2015.

Airport Commission, HRA, Tree Board, Hutchinson Downtown Association, Fire Relief Association, Resource Allocation Committee, Wage Committee, City-School District Joint Planning Committee.


Council Members

Brandon Begnaud
Residence: 817 2nd Avenue SW
(651) 214-1344
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My wife and I moved to Hutchinson in 2014.  We live here with our four children:  Leo, Willy, Woody, and Evelyn.  We both grew up in Minnesota and love all that Hutchinson has to offer.  I serve fulltime as the Worship & Music Director at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson; however, my involvement in our community goes far beyond my service at church.  Opportunities to bless and serve others are central to my heart and soul.  I play piano for community events such as Hutchinson Theatre Company musicals and productions, Jaycee Water Carnival Miss Hutchinson pageants and coronations, and Crow River Singers.  I also help co-lead Common Cup Ministry’s “Coming Together In Song” concert fundraisers, and provide music and tech support for various other community events each year.

 

Dave Sebesta
Residence: 225 Dale Street SW
(320) 583-2964
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I’ve been part of Hutchinson since moving from Laramie, Wyoming, in 1990 to manage Great Plains lumberyard.  Before this, I volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army.  After my honorable discharge, I began my career in the retail lumber industry helping people build homes and businesses.  Recently, I celebrated 30 years of marriage with my wife, Jan.  We have five children, four sons and one daughter, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  My involvement in the community includes the Hutchinson Lions Club, 35 years; Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 25 years; Aveyron Home Board, 19 years; American Legion; member of St. Anastasia and usher coordinator; and a board member of Three Links Care Center in Northfield, Minnesota.

Creekside Advisory Board, Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Resource Allocation Committee, Radio Board.

 

Mary Christensen
Residence: 528 Juul Road SW
(320) 296-3389
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Mary Christensen is currently a part time certified stager and re-design expert for Hometown Realty in Hutchinson. Mary retired from a 34 yr. career at 3M in Hutchinson. Christensen has been active in community and city affairs for many years. She currently is serving as President of the Historic Hutchinson Board, serves on her church council and previously served as a board member for the Hutchinson Theatre Company and as a past President of GFWC Woman’s Club of Hutchinson. Mary also served on the City’s Sales Tax committee.

Mary is a lifelong resident of Hutchinson. Mary’s interests are her love of her family and her community. Mary is an avid flower gardener. Decorating, volunteering and reading are just a few of her passions. She is married to Jim, another lifelong resident, and they have two grown daughters.

EDA, Library Board, Public Arts Commission.

 

Chad Czmowski
Residence: 716 Franklin ST SW
(952) 237-3587
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Chad Czmowski is the owner and manager of Outdoor Motion Bike Shop in downtown Hutchinson. He has owned the shop since 2003. Prior to working at Outdoor Motion, Czmowski worked at Quality Bicycle Products in Bloomington, MN. Chad earned a B.S. in Social Studies education from the University of North Dakota in 2002. In his free time Chad enjoys kayaking, motorcycling, and camping.

Council Vice President, EDA, PRCE Advisory Board, City-School District Joint Planning Committee.

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