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Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications
CONTACT:
Bruce Gordon  651-201-7171
bruce.gordon@state.mn.us
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2017
Commissioner Dohman Appoints 15 to Motorcycle Safety Advisory Task Force
​ST. PAUL — Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman has reappointed, Frank Ernst, Debra Heisick, Natonia Johnson, Mark Koon, Monte Ohlrogge, Dwight Smith, Bob Swenson, Tim Walker, David Weeres and Geoffrey Wyatt, and appointed new members, Tracey Lynne Armstrong, Jonathon Paul Fernholz, Bridget Karp, David Nei and Dean Nelson to the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Task Force.  Their appointments run through June 30, 2019.
   
Ernst is from Chanhassen.

Heisick is from Saint Paul.

Johnson is from Minneapolis.

Koon is from Cottage Grove.

Ohlrogge is from Alexandria.

Smith, Dwight is from Newport.

Swenson is from Staples.

Walker is from Saint Paul.

Weeres is from Clearwater.

Wyatt is from Lakeville.

Armstrong is from Minneapolis.

Fernholz is from Cologne.

Karp is from Carlton.

Nei is from Rogers.

Nelson is from Maple Grove.
 
The Motorcycle Safety Advisory Task Force advises and provides input to the Department of Public Safety on motorcycle safety issues and operation of the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Program with the goal of improving the safety of motorcycle riders and their passengers on Minnesota roadways.  The task force will focus on three areas:  motorcycle rider training, motorcycle rider testing and licensing, and public information and media relations. 
 
 
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