“Thank you, Senator Rest.” – Senator Ann Rest receives NAIOP MN Building Excellence in Leadership award

September 28, 2016 at 10:50 am

There is no doubt in my mind that Sen. Ann Rest “gets it.” – Quinn Cheney

On Sept. 22, Director of Public Policy, Quinn Cheney, and Chair of the Public Policy Committee, Phil Cattanach, had the pleasure of honoring Sen. Rest with NAIOP Minnesota’s first annual Building Excellence in Leadership Award. With a passion for supporting a moderate approach to commercial and industrial tax rates, it seemed fitting to honor Ann for her outstanding leadership and over 30 years of support for what we do.

Sen. Rest has devoted her life to public service, truly making it her life’s mission. From when she was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1984 to her present role as a leader in tax policy and reform, Sen. Rest has distinguished herself as a highly intelligent, balanced and committed leader.

Along the way, she has championed thoughtful and moderate reforms to the state’s tax policies.  During the 1990s in particular, Sen. Rest supported a more moderate approach to commercial and industrial tax rates when such a stand was quite unpopular. She led the 2001 reform of education financing and property tax rate reductions. And, in 2015 and 2016, she authored legislation to eliminate automatic increases to the State General Levy.

NAIOP Minnesota shares a kinship of values with Sen. Rest – a desire for a balanced and fair-minded approach to the symbiotic relationship between business and government.


Director of Public Policy, Quinn Cheney, and Chair of the Public Policy Committee, Phil Cattanach, were honored to present Senator Rest with her recognition during the recent NAIOP Minnesota Awards of Excellence ceremony.

Entry filed under: Announcements, Featured Articles, Public Policy | Government Affairs.

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For more information about NAIOP Minnesota, visit www.NAIOPMN.org.

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