Accomplishments in Civil Service

Mayor Mark Uglem recognizing Champlin Women of Today Chapter
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Awards received for service in the Legislature:

Legislature of the Year Award Winner – Minnesota School Boards Association

Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business

Legislator of Distinction from the League of Minnesota Cities

 Mark has spent a lifetime in giving back to his community. Among his many volunteer activities are:

  • Former Member Brooklyn Park Planning Commission
  • Former member and Chair of the City of Champlin Planning Commission
  • Past President of the Champlin Park High School Hockey Booster Club
  • Past Board of Directors member of the Champlin Park Youth Hockey Association
  • Former DNR snowmobile safety instructor
  • Past coach for baseball, softball (both boys and girls) for the Champlin-Dayton Athletic Association.



(Bills authored and co-authored, and voted on)

  • Received funding to finish Highway 610 and extend to Interstate 94
  • Obtained funding for an additional lane on Interstate 94 (Rogers area)
  • Included the Mill Pond Dam renovation Project for 2.75 million in the State Bonding Bill. THE FIRST TIME EVER CHAMPLIN has received money in the bonding bill (2014)
  • Voted for the Women’s Economic Security Act, providing equal pay and benefits to all women (2014)
  • Co-authored a bill for term limits for legislators
  • Authored the K-12 Education Bill this last session (2016) which successfully passed and saved over 250 teaching positions in the Anoka Hennepin School District
  • Voted to roll back the Business unemployment taxes which was successful  in 2016
  • Authored a bill for Reform of the Met Council
  • Voted to eliminate “Free Lunches” for Legislators from Lobbyists
  • Was successful in including $3.3million additional dollars for the Champlin Mill Pond Restoration project in the bonding bill. The City’s number one priority. (Still unsigned by Governor Dayton)
  • Was successful in including $30million dollars for additional lanes on Highway 10 from Hanson Boulevard to Round Lake Boulevard in Coon Rapids.  (Still unsigned by Governor Dayton).
  • Was successful in including almost $12million dollars for the rail safety overpass on Hanson Boulevard in Coon Rapids.  This was the City’s number one priority.  (Still unsigned by Governor Dayton)


When Mark was Mayor and as well as serving on the City Council, Champlin has prospered.

  • Champlin had the lowest per capita property taxes of a full service city in the North Metro area. Source: North Metro Mayors Association
  • Champlin’s credit rating by the national agencies actually improved during the recession

Much of the business development you see today in Champlin, Mark has been instrumental in.
Some of the businesses include:

Champlin Mayor Mark Uglem celebrates a ribbon cutting for Pines Park along with members of the Park Commission and neighbors of the park. Renovation to the park included a new playground, parking lot expansion, new asphalt trail, new basketball court and new park sign. Pines Park is located at 6011 114th Lane North, in Champlin
  • Super Target
  • Broadway Pizza
  • Mavericks Restaurant
  • Clive’s Road House
  • Q Fantastic Barbecue
  • Champlin Athletic
  • Hudy’s Restaurant
  • Wilcox Paper Distribution Center
  • Cardinal Health Care Warehouse
  • Many others…


  • Millpond Gable Senior Housing
  • Champlin Ice Forum
  • LifeTime Fitness
  • Highpointe Housing Development
  • The Woods Housing Development
  • The Hwy 169 development standards
  • The rebuilding of Hwy 169 ‘Devils Triangle” by Fleet Farm
  • The new extension of Highway #610 to Maple Grove and I94
  • The Housing and Redevelopment Authority work by the Champlin – Anoka River Bridge to create our new Mississippi Crossings Development (coming soon)
  • Facilitated a grant to the City of Champlin for $6.4 million dollars to improve Highway 169 to Hayden Lake Road to the Mississippi River Bridge (for construction in 2017-2018).

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