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Lisa Bender

Title: City Council President Minneapolis
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities conference
Lisa Bender

Lisa Bender was elected to serve as the Ward 10 Minneapolis City Council Member on November 5, 2013. Lisa was reelected to serve her second term as  the 10th Ward City Council Member in November 2017. She was also elected to serve as City Council President by a unanimous vote of her fellow council members. Lisa has a Masters Degree in City Planning and over a decade of experience working to make cities more equitable and sustainable. Prior to running for office, Lisa worked as a City Planner for the City of San Francisco, at the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. She also co-founded the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, an organization dedicated to making bicycling safer and more accessible for more people. Lisa currently serves as chair of the City Council’s Zoning and Planning Committee and is a member of the Transportation and Public Works Committee the Health, Environment and Community Engagement Committee and Ways and Means Committee.