Mayor's Message

I am so glad you dropped by the City of Lakes webpage.  We hope that you will find it to be a great landing spot to learn about what is happening in the City of Amery.

My name is Chad Leonard, and I have lived in the community for about 16 years.  I have degrees from St. Catherine’s University (Associates in Nursing), Northwestern University (bachelor’s in business management), Augsburg (Masters in Business Administration and Healthcare Management), St. Mary’s University of Minnesota for my teaching certificate and currently working to gain certifications to enable movement into Education Administration. 


My professional background has been in private industry working for Medtronic for over 20 years; while there, I had many opportunities to gain leadership experience working with diverse teams around the world. I have also had experience working with several non-profit organizations (St. Croix ArtBarn Executive Director; President, Willow River Players; President, New Richmond Condo Association; Secretary, Treasure, Financial Secretary – Congregational United Church of Christ) which has provided great experiences working on the board of directors. Currently, I am a Business Education Teacher for the School District of Osceola.

I look forward to working with the community to encourage greater participation and creating a place we can be proud to call our home.

Chad Leonard, Mayor