TH 19 Reconstruction Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee


The Committee serves in an advisory capacity and will provide oversight to the City Staff and Consultant team during project development and public engagement. The Committee will serve to increase transparency and inclusivity in plan development, and help ensure the objectivity of the public engagement process.


The Committee consists of 15 members. The Committee will meet approximately every other month throughout the project development process. Meeting frequency may be increased or decreased as necessary to ensure the overall process continues to advance and that all meetings are productive. The Committee members are asked to fulfill a two year commitment to serve on the TH 19 Reconstruction Stakeholder Committee.


Success of the committee depends on regular participation at and outside of meetings. Members unable to participate through the duration of the process are expected to notify the PMT for potential replacement on the committee.


Committee members include representatives from:

  • Downtown Business representatives
  • Business Community
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Historical Society
  • Industry representatives
  • Pedestrian/ bicycle advocates
  • City Park/EDA/Planning representatives
  • Senior community representatives
  • At-large community representatives


Committee Members

Maggie Bass- Paralegal, United Health Group

Dirk Berger - Retired, BEVCOMM

Mark Bartusek - Information Tech, US Bank

Dennis Dvorak - Retired, New Prague High School Art

Michael Fullerton - Owner, Prairie Pond Vineyard & Winery

Robert Gilman - Senior Civil Engineer Designer, Kimley-Horn

Lori Hodapp - Retired, Minnesota State Patrol

Debbie Kalousek - Executive Director, New Prague Chamber of Commerce

Melissa Kreuser - Insurance Agent, American Family Insurance

Randy Kubes - Real Estate, Kubes Realty

Patricia Peterson - Owner/Baker, Patty's Place, Inc.

Meghan Sweetland - Bartender/Server, Whiskey Business/Fishtale

Alan Washa - Owner/Operator, Washa Trucking Service, Inc.

Kay Wilcox - Retired, Former Elected City Council Member

Mark Zimitsch - Plant Manager, Miller Milling Company