La Rae Mills is a first-time candidate running for a seat on the Cottage Grove City Council. Mills is a small business owner and currently serves on the city’s Art Commission. Mills is running for office because she believes that Cottage Grove is a great place to live, grow a business, and raise a family. On the Council, Mills will listen to residents and make informed decisions that will best serve the entire city. Mills envisions enhancing Cottage Grove with arts and culture, while also building a community of peace and understanding.