Tina Folch is running to represent Ward 1 on the Hastings City Council. Folch is a government finance and administration professional with 20 years of experience identifying and implementing best practices in government. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Hamline University and is a graduate of the Minnesota Emerging Leaders Institute. A passionate public servant, Folch is running because she knows change happens at the local level, and she wants to positively contribute to her hometown. Folch’s vision for office is creating a Hastings that is safe, vibrant, and friendly for both families and businesses. She will work to make Hastings better for everyone by prioritizing neighborhood concerns and increasing opportunities for community member engagement.