Connect Cloquet Committee

The Connect Cloquet Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month, from 11:30-12:30pm at the Chamber.


Connect Cloquet is an initiative to engage and empower people in their twenties through forties, in the Cloquet area, to influence progress in our community. The group is led by a steering committee who work to build opportunities for connection through broad-ranging events and activities.


Our mission is to harness the energy of community-minded people in their twenties through forties to serve as a catalyst for positive momentum in Cloquet.


Our vision is to enhance the vitality of Cloquet by bringing new ideas and energy to the forefront, and serving as an active part of our community dialogue.


Our value-based objectives:

  • Encourage civic/political engagement and education
  • Facilitate opportunities for social and professional connectivity
  • Cultivate an active force for volunteerism
  • Welcome diverse people and opinions and make it easy for people to get involved

Current committee members include:

Co-chair Aaron Peterson, Up North Insurance Agency
Co-chair Ryanne Battaglia, Members Cooperative Credit Union
Co-chair Lara Wilkinson, Members Cooperative Credit Union
City Liaison Holly Butcher, City of Cloquet
Matt Langdon, USG
Joe Jameson, USG
Jolene Lust, Reliable Agency
Travis Hanson, Reliable Agency
Jeff Leno, Leno Chiropractic
Jeff Schaefer, Wipfli, LLP
Ryan Micke, RPM Online Solutions
Beth Nelson, RPM Online Solutions

AJ Cawcutt, FOX21

Nate Sandman, Fond du Lac Human Services








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