steering Committee

Elected Officials and Aides

Council Member Cano Ward 9
Aisha Gomez Aide to Council Member Cano, Ward 9
Council Member Glidden Ward 8
Sara Lopez Aide to Council Member Glidden, Ward 8
Council Member Reich Ward 1
Ben Somogyi Aide to Council Member Bender, Ward 10
Marcela Sotela Aide to Council Member Warsame, Ward 6
John Stiles Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office
Jennifer White Aide to Council President Johnson, Ward 4
Ger Yang Aide to Council Member Yang, Ward 5
Emily Ziring Aide to Council Member Palmisano, Ward 13

Minneapolis Arts Commission

Becky Franklin Chair; Managing Director, Weavers Guild of Minnesota
Calvin Keasling Vice Chair; Arts Content Lead, MPS Arts

City Staff

Mary Altman Public Art Administrator, CPED Planning
Kristin Guild Business Development Manager, CPED Economic Policy & Development
Jeff Johnson Director, Minneapolis Convention Center
Kjersti Monson Director, CPED Planning
David Rubedor Director, Neighborhood and Community Relations
Lacy Shelby Principal Urban Designer, CPED Planning
Jay Stroebel Deputy City Coordinator

Outside Experts

Tom Borrup Principal, Creative Community Builders
Renee Cheng Associate Dean, School of Design, U of MN
Ginger Cannon Planner, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Arleta Little Program Officer, McKnight Foundation
Noel Raymond Co-Artistic Director, Pillsbury House + Theatre
Ben Shardlow Director of Public Realm Initiatives, Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District
Sheila Smith Executive Director, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
Lisa Tabor Founder & President, CultureBrokers LLC & Foundation