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I am a fourth generation Minneapolitan. My grandmother was instrumental in establishing our Linden Hills Park. I have been advocating for parks for 35 years, first, when I was catapulted into action when 13 diseased elms were taken down from my boulevard back in the ’70’s. I’ve been a WESAC soccer coach, buckthorn buster, rower on the Mississippi River with the Minneapolis Rowing Club all summer, walker of our lakes three times a week with different walking friends all year and have had a bed of naturalized daffodils planted in honor of my volunteer park service. 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 have been appointed to over a dozen Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Citizen Advisory Committees and appointed to chair two (no other candidate has been appointed to as much service for our parks). I am a proven leader. I am endorsed by Minnesota Senator Scott Dibble, Representative Frank Hornstein and Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman and many civic leaders like Tim Springer, former director of the Midtown Greenway Coalition; Mary McGuire, chair of the Above the Falls CAC; Vicky Moore, leader of the Van White Bridge creation; John Erickson, MPRB appointee to the Metropolitan Council’s SouthWest Light Rail Transit CAC; Catherine Shreves, former School Board Chair; Joe Selvaggio, founder of MicroGrants and PPL. I ask for your support with your #1 ranked vote November 5th (BTW: my birthday!).
My website is http://www.megforney.org/ and I welcome your friendship on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meg.forney