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Council Member Rachel Harris has served as Ward 3 council member since 2018. She is a St. Louis Park High School graduate and lives in the Texa-Tonka Neighborhood. Harris' interest in politics began early when she was selected to be a high school page at the state capitol. She has been serving on nonprofit and professional boards ever since. With a life-long interest in languages and world cultures, she participated in Rotary International Youth Exchange to Denmark and studied abroad in Tanzania and Sweden.

Her city experience includes serving as chair and co-founder of the St. Louis Park Environment and Sustainability Commission, host for neighborhood National Night Out block parties, co-founder and champion of Health in the Park, and member of the St. Louis Park Vision 3.0 steering team. Harris earned a bachelor’s degree in geography at the University of Minnesota and a master of arts in organizational leadership from the University of St. Catherine.

Harris brings experience in Fortune 500 companies, government and nonprofit. She has coached and trained leaders from Fortune 50 companies across the Twin Cities and previously served as director of strategy at the Center for Purposeful Leadership. She now works as an independent organizational development consultant helping leadership teams develop alignment, launch new initiatives and transform business systems.


Term ends: January 2022