Farmington Liquors has Donated $1M to Community

Farmington Liquors has Donated $1M to Community
Farmington Liquors has Donated $1M to CommunityFarmington Liquors was recognized at the Monday, May 20 City Council Meeting for donating over $1,000,000 to the Farmington community.

“A number of years ago we formed the four pots philosophy when we looked at the funding for the liquor stores,” said City Administrator David McKnight. “We want to have enough operating cash - $350,000 in the bank to work for the year. The remaining profit dollars are then split between community investments and that’s what we’re here to talk about tonight.”

Since 2005, the Farmington Liquors stores have given back to almost all city departments:
  • Parks and Recreation - $747,840
  • Schmitz-Maki Arena - $128,520
  • Police and Fire - $24,395
  • Veterans Memorial - $10,000
  • Other city budgets - $111,495
“The million dollars are things that we were able to do within the city that we didn’t have to use tax dollars on,” said Mayor Todd Larson. “That’s the main reason we have municipal liquor in the City of Farmington. Over the past few years, it has grown and grown and grown. And I’d like to thank Blair and all your staff for all your hard work and what you’ve done since you’ve been here is just incredible. And we couldn’t be prouder. So thank you very much for all you do!”

Blair Peterson has been the Liquor Operations Manager since 2012. He manages three full time staff and 12 part time staff members between the two liquor stores.

“I just want to say thank you for the opportunity,” said Peterson. “It’s been a pleasure working here and working with our fantastic staff some of which are here. The community and the support we get from the community in the donation drives and the profits that we make go back into the community that all helps the citizens of Farmington. It’s a pleasure for me and I appreciate it. Thank you!”
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