Angie Lauritsen has announced her intention to file for candidacy for Mayor of Gretna in the 2020 mayoral election.

She was joined by family and more than 100 supporters for the March 28 announcement at Local Beer, Patio and Kitchen.

Currently serving her first four-year term on the Gretna City Council, Lauritsen was named council president earlier this year. She moved to Gretna in 2011 and quickly became an advocate for the community.

“It’s something I’ve been working toward, creating relationships, working with community members and business leaders community-wide, regionally and at a state level,” Lauritsen said of her campaign. “I care so much about this community. I just love being here and partnering with people to see Gretna grow.”

She has served on the Gretna Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, helping to create the Business Development Committee as a way to create more open communication between city and local business leaders.

Lauritsen runs the HomeTown Heroes banner program, which recognizes the area’s military members with banners hung on light poles along major streets throughout town.

Lauritsen also serves on a variety of committees for Gretna Public Schools, the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce and the Sarpy County Economic Development Committee.

She volunteers her time to support Gretna Days, the Gretna Public Library, the Gretna Tree Board, Survivors Rising and is a youth leader at Journey Church.

At the announcement, she outlined three goals of her campaign: a long term vision for sustainable growth; being a visible champion for Gretna at the local, county and state levels; and creating a true sense of community for everyone in Gretna.

“I grew up in a military family and though I’ve never personally served, I see this as a way to serve my community and give back,” Lauritsen said.

To learn more about Lauritsen’s campaign, visit angieforgretna.com.

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