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Simplified: Baltic’s new mayor has a background in sales, a passion for public service and an eye for future growth. Meet Deborah McIsaac.

why is it important

  • McIsaac began his new role last month. She said her desire to become mayor stemmed from more than 15 years of leadership roles in various volunteer and professional groups.
  • It also supports a growing city. The Baltic has seen new property developments in recent years and last year the city saw a 20% growth in sales tax revenue.
  • Despite some early turmoil and a change in leadership early in her tenure, McIsaac said she was focused on open communicationfiscal responsibility and the encouragement of active citizenship.

“Our council is engaged and sincerely cares about the concerns and interests of citizens,” McIsaac said. “We have the right people at the right time to do the right things for Baltic’s growth and success.”

What’s on the horizon for the Baltic?

Lots of things, McIsaac said.

“We’re just starting to hug them,” she said. “My advice? Stay tuned.”

In terms of growth, the new mayor said she plans to start by focusing on better understanding the needs and opportunities for expanding the existing Baltic business base.

She then wants to learn the best uses for areas currently zoned commercially in the city and maximize the opportunities there.

Finally, McIsaac wants to see further, and – with Baltic’s future goals in mind – start working with landowners to plan what the future of the city might look like.

Along the way, the city’s partnership with the Sioux Metro Growth Alliance will help achieve these goals.

“We look forward to working further with Mayor McIsaac and his bold vision to bring more opportunity to Baltic,” said President and CEO Jesse Fonkert.