Tricia Lunski in running for Grand Forks City Council seat
Lunski is the co-owner of HB Sound & Light and co-created the Greenway Takeover Festival.
GRAND FORKS — The co-creator of an annual Grand Forks festival is running for a spot on the City Council, hoping to represent Ward 4.
Tricia Lunski is co-owner — with her husband, Jamie — of HB Sound & Light and previously owned Reeves Media & Photography. She sold Reeves when she and her husband chose to grow HB Sound & Light.
She also is known as the co-creator and chief organizer of the Greenway Takeover Festival, a multi-day concert and event series held each September in Grand Forks.
"My decision to run for the Grand Forks City Council was inspired by my love for our community and a desire to make Grand Forks as grand as it can be," Lunski said in an announcement. "As a local business owner with 25 full-time and hundreds more part-time employees, I have a lot of experience working with different issues affecting our community. I am a creative problem solver and feel I have a lot to bring to the City Council."
In her announcement, she said she seeks solutions to keep young people in the community. She advocates for sensible city policies, affordable housing, good-paying jobs and more recreational and entertainment options in the community.
She was raised in Minot and lived in Minneapolis, where she earned a bachelor of fine arts in digital arts from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has lived in Grand Forks for more than 20 years.
She is secretary of the Downtown Development Association and is active in the Near Southside Neighbors Group. She also is president and founder of the GFK Lego Club.