THE SLICE OF SHOREVIEW DAYS PARADE - GRAND MARSHALS WILLIAM FARRELL, JIM OLSON & JIM CHALMERS

The Slice of Shoreview Days Committee is pleased to announce the selection of former Shoreview mayors William Farrell, Jim Olson and Jim Chalmers as Grand Marshals of the 2017 Slice of Shoreview Days Parade.

William Farrell - Shoreview Mayor from 1970-1975.  Was mayor when the first City Hall was constructed.  Climbed the reconstructed Shoreview tower (which had collapsed in 1971) to prove it was safe!!  Was Mayor when Shoreview became a City in 1974

Jim Olson - Shoreview Mayor from 1976-77.  Shoreview resident for 60 years.  Chairman, Shoreview Lake Regulations Committee, Chairman, Finance Review Task Force, Moundsview School District 621, Shoreview Planning Commission 1965-1969, Shoreview City Council 1969-1975, 1994-1996, Past President, Shoreview Jaycees.  At 86 years young, Jim still competes in water skiing in the trick event. He was very active in the Bald Eagle Water Ski Shows and also the Minnesota Water Ski Association. He holds many State Water Ski Championships and is the top ranked trick skier in the Midwest in his age division and ranked 2nd in the Nation.

Jim Chalmers - Shoreview Mayor from 1992-1997.  Since then he has been involved with the start up of 3 companies. He lived overseas for 2 years working on an environmental project. He has worked in the financial services industry and currently has a recruiting company for nurses and MDs.