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Councilmembers Sworn in January 2

Post Date:January 05, 2018
On January 2, new members Margaret Rog and Rachel Harris were sworn in as St. Louis Park City Councilmembers, representing Wards 1 and 3 respectively.

Margaret Rog is a 25-year resident of St. Louis Park, with a long history of volunteerism in the community. She has served alongside other St. Louis Park residents with the Birchwood Neighborhood Association; the Peter Hobart PTO; the St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission; and parent booster groups for the arts at St. Louis Park High School. She has also served as an election judge and as a Children First Asset Champion, as well as the Health in the Park grant writer and managing director for St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts. Margaret started her career as a writer and editor after attending graduate school at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also earned a B.A. in English from Augsburg College. She has worked in the nonprofit sector her entire professional life, including in the arts, education, public health and human services. She and her husband, Ben Weisner, are the parents of three adult children. Margaret currently works as a development consultant for nonprofits in PK-12 and higher education, with a focus on increasing equity and economic opportunity for underserved populations. She is an avid runner, likes to make music and is the primary caregiver for her 85-year-old mom.

Rachel Harris is a St. Louis Park High School graduate and lives in the Texa-Tonka Neighborhood. Her city experience includes serving as Chair and co-founder of the Environment and Sustainability Commission; co-founder and champion of Health in the Park; and member of the St. Louis Park Vision 3.0 Steering Team. Harris earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota and a master of arts in organizational leadership from the University of St. Catharine. She trains businesses, local government agencies and leaders in how to engage their constituents and work together.

Also sworn in January 2 were incumbents Anne Mavity, Ward 2, and Tim Brausen, Ward 4.
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