Brandon Bochenski

Special guest

Brandon Bochenski was elected in June 2020. His time in office has been spent closely monitoring the City’s budget performance and economic growth, and successfully focusing on community-wide economic development, business growth and quality of life investments. Mayor Bochenski leads from the front and enjoys his ongoing and frequent personal engagements with citizens, partners, and stakeholders in leading a growing and dynamic Grand Forks community.

In 2001, Brandon Bochenski moved to Grand Forks after receiving a hockey scholarship to play for the University

North Dakota where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics. He became an all-American and Hobey Baker finalist as one of the nation’s best collegiate hockey players. He married his college sweetheart Jenny and is now a proud father to their daughter Sylvia and sons Henry and Charlie.

Following his time at UND, he immediately began a 15-year professional hockey career that would take him all over the world playing in the AHL, NHL, and KHL. During his 8 years in the KHL he became the first American born player to ever captain a team in the history of Russia’s top league. Mayor Bochenski retired from professional hockey in 2017 to concentrate on his family and returned to Grand Forks where he started a construction and land development company.

Mayor Bochenski serves on the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation Board, Chamber of Commerce Board, North Dakota Interagency Council on Homelessness, UND School of Medicine Simulation Center Advisory Board. and leads the community’s base retention and investment efforts. He and his family are active members of Hope Church in Grand Forks.

In his off time, Mayor Bochenski enjoys time with his kids, traveling, hiking, and time spent at the lake.

Brandon Bochenski has been a guest on 3 episodes.