EDA Team

Kjellgren Alkire

Kjellgren Alkire, Executive Director

205 West Center Street, Lake City, MN, 55041

Phone: 1-651-345-6808

Fax: 1-651-345-3208

Email: info@lakecityeda.com

Kjellgren Alkire serves the Lake City EDA full-time.  He began in this position in July 2018. In his previous work as full-time university faculty, his areas of research included development of rural cultural capital, placemaking and public-private ventures. He completed his undergraduate degree in Community Development and Fine Arts at Concordia University in Saint Paul; his MFA is from Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!).

Kjellgren serves his children dinner as often as possible, as a volunteer leader in a small country church, as the Wabasha County Representative for the Board of Directors of the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council. He runs Oakstreet Projects, an independent artist-run curatorial platform.

The goal of his work is to help Lake City, Minnesota thrive with creativity, clarity and strategy.