Mandan News

Dot Frank not seeking reelection

By Dustin White,
Mandan News, editor

After serving for four years on the Mandan City Commission, Dot Frank announced that she will not be seeking reelection for a second term.

“After much consideration, I’ve elected not to run for a second term on the city commission,” said Frank. “I have genuinely enjoyed my tenure as an elected official. City staff, my fellow commissioners and community members have been a great group to work with and for.”

Having been elected to the commission in 2010, Frank has maintained a variety of portfolio assignments. These have included business development and the cemetery. Currently, her portfolio includes assessing, planning and zoning, public buildings, building inspections and municipal court.

“I’m proud of the accomplishments our community has achieved over the course of four years. We endured a flood, negotiated a noise ordinance, constructed new homes and commercial buildings, continued the successful remediation of downtown and maintained our sense of community,” she said.

Once her seat expires, in June, Frank plans to spend the additional time with her increasingly active family. “If there’s one thing I learned serving our community as a commissioner, it’s that our citizens have incredible influence. You don’t have to sit on the commission to help shape our city and I intend to stay active and engaged,” she said.

Earlier this year, Frank was hired as the executive officer at Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association.