Council Member Anne Mavity has served as Ward 2 council member since 2010. She has worked for decades to create policies, resources and the public will to increase housing opportunities; to support services for those in need; and to align systems, strengthen communities and improve lives.
On the city council, Mavity has worked on healthy living and environmental initiatives such as creating the St. Louis Park Environment and Sustainability Commission, helping lead city efforts on expanding organics recycling and expanding the sidewalk and trails systems. She also works to ensure the city is a leader in responding to the regional affordable housing crisis through creation of the city’s inclusionary housing policy and other affordable housing policies and investments. She encourages Ward 2 residents to reach out to share concerns and ideas on how to strengthen our community.
Mavity serves as executive director of Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP), one of the nation's leading affordable housing support organizations. She was previously director of new projects at Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, and prior to that, she had a successful consulting business facilitating multi-sector collaborations and community engagement to create policies and programs to respond to urgent community needs.
Her expertise in housing and community development also includes prior work for the Corporation for Supportive Housing, in the U.S. Congress on the Housing and Community Development Subcommittee, and as an executive director for a local neighborhood organization. Her community and civic engagement experience includes working as Chief of Unit on Civil Society for USAID’s Moscow office in the mid-1990s, managing U.S foreign assistance programs.
Mavity earned a master of public policy degree with an emphasis in statistics and economic analysis from Georgetown University and a bachelor of arts degree from Lawrence University with a double major in Slavic languages and literature, and government.
Term ends: January 2022