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Council Member Larry Kraft has served as at large A council member since 2020. As a 16-year resident of St. Louis Park, Kraft has been actively involved in the community. He has served on the city’s environment and sustainability commission and was actively involved in drafting St. Louis Park’s Climate Action Plan. He served as a member of the steering committee developing an arts and culture strategic framework for St. Louis Park. He also has coached Little League baseball and rec/traveling basketball.

Kraft brings 25 years of high-tech business experience to the city council, having held leadership positions in a variety of organizations from startups to large public companies. In 2013, with the goal of helping young people fight the climate crisis, Kraft left his position as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Digi International. From 2014-19, Kraft led the national nonprofit iMatter, which supports high school and middle school youth leaders as they press local governments to take action on climate change. Some of his most rewarding work with iMatter happened here in St. Louis Park, where students from the Roots and Shoots club lobbied the city council to adopt its Climate Action Plan, the most aggressive plan in Minnesota.

Kraft is married and has two kids who attend St. Louis Park schools. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s in business administration, both from Cornell University. He swims regularly with Minnesota Masters, loves traveling and cross-country skiing and is an ice cream fanatic.

Direct: 952.928.1451
Cell: 952.715.7535

Term ends: January 2024