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2117 West River Road N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612-230-6443, Extension 8
I am a fourth generation Minneapolitan. My great grandfathers were a miller and a millwright at St. Anthony Falls. My grandmother was instrumental in establishing our Linden Hills Park. I have been advocating for parks since the '70's, when 13 diseased elms were taken down from my boulevard.
I've been a WESAC soccer coach, buckthorn buster, rower on the Mississippi River, walker of our lakes and have had a bed of naturalized daffodils planted in honor of my volunteer park service. I have been appointed to over a dozen Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Citizen Advisory Committees and appointed to chair two.
Our parks define the quality of life in our city. I look forward to expanding that amazing quality of life for all Minneapolitans as your Commissioner-At-Large.
I am married, a Realtor, avid remodeler of homes, lake lover at our Lake Superior cabin, graduate of the University of Minnesota and Edina-Morningside High School, student on World Campus Afloat and at the Sorbonne. I look forward to traveling to 100 countries (ask me what number I'm at today).
In 1883, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board was created by an act of the Minnesota State Legislature and a vote of Minneapolis residents. It serves as an independently elected, semi-autonomous body responsible for governing, maintaining, and developing the Minneapolis Park System.
City of Minneapolis voters elect nine commissioners every four years: one from each of the six park districts, and three that serve at-large. View District Map [PDF]
An annual meeting of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board takes place on the first business day in January of each year. The following business is conducted:
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board performs its many duties through the contributions of elected Commissioners and the leadership of the Superintendent. Their actions are guided according to the following roles and responsibilities.
Board Rules [PDF]