Gail Dorfman receives St. Louis Park Outstanding Citizen Award
At the March 8, 2018, St. Louis Park State of the City, Mayor Jake Spano presented longtime resident Gail Dorfman with the city’s Outstanding Citizen Award.
Dorfman is currently the executive director of St. Stephen’s Human Services in Minneapolis. She is also the District 6 council member for the Metropolitan Council, representing St. Louis Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope and a portion of Minneapolis. She served as vice chair of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners from 2004-05; St. Louis Park Mayor from 1995-99; and an at-large St. Louis Park City Councilmember from 1991-95.
In his remarks, Mayor Spano said, “During her time in St. Louis Park, Gail’s fingerprints were on a number of signature initiatives but none perhaps more impactful than her work to launch the city’s Visioning process and her advocacy for creating strong neighborhood associations, which promote cohesion and identity while also promoting community leadership.”
“While a county commissioner, Gail continued to be an advocate for St. Louis Park, through her work on the passage of the Affordable Housing Incentive Funds and Transit-Oriented Development programs,” Spano continued. “As a result, since 2000, those programs have invested nearly $4.6 million in St. Louis Park and result in the creation of 851 housing units, 358 of which are affordable.”