Trudy Popenhagen is one of the original members of the Polk County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) since its incorporation in 2004. She is the current president on the PCEDC board of directors.
For the past 29 years, Popenhagen has been an employee of Xcel Energy. She serves as the community service manager working with area communities to provide them with information and advice about projects relating to electric and natural gas.She is also a member of Hudson Daybreak Rotary, The Phipps Center for the Arts and the UW-River Falls Foundation.
Popenhagen is married, has two grown children and enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren. She enjoys boating, golfing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and reading.
The PCEDC board just went through a strategic planning session to look at where the PCEDC is currently and where they would like it to be in the future. Popenhagen says it also provided an opportunity to take a look at primary goals and how to achieve them.
Popenhagen hopes that businesses in Polk County will take advantage of the resources that the PCEDC has to offer and encourages any business to contact a member of the board if they have questions.