Board of Directors

The LCC Board of Directors is composed of residents and a business representative from the Greater Longfellow neighborhoods. We hold meetings on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm and they are always open to the public. The LCC Board meetings are currently held over Zoom. For a full list of meeting dates and Zoom links, please visit our events calendar

Each committee of the Board is also composed of and chaired by Greater Longfellow residents. An LCC staff member is responsible for coordinating committee meetings and ensuring the decisions of the Board and Committees are put into action. Below is a list of all current Board members and Committee leadership. For more information on the work of each committee click here

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Cooper Neighborhood

Kath Lenk

Kath Lenk
Secretary

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Kath has lived in the Cooper neighborhood of Greater Longfellow as a renter since 2014 and has volunteered as a board member on LCC since 2018. Prior to living in Longfellow, Kath lived in the Corcoran neighborhood for 15 years and volunteered in the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization as a board member for many years.  She works as a Research Fellow at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She loves being involved at the neighborhood-level because it fits the “Think Globally, Act Locally” motto. She also likes that volunteering with LCC allows her to get to know her neighbors and work to improve and maintain our great neighborhood, particularly for our neighbors who have historically been underrepresented.

James

James Gleckner

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Longfellow Neighborhood

Tina Hermse

Tina Hermsen

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Hiawatha Neighborhood

Deborah Reierson

Deb Reierson

Ian Young

Ian Young

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Ian works from home as a software developer. He grew up in Seward and settled in Greater Longfellow after moving back to Minneapolis in 2016. He’s an avid gardener and year-round cyclist and is excited about facilitating change at a local level. Ian serves on the Environment & River Gorge committee.

Mike Berger

Mike Berger
Treasurer

Howe Neighborhood

Patrick

Patrick Santelli
Vice Chair

Marina Balleria

Marina Balleria

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Community Representatives

Lisa Boyd

Lisa Boyd
President

Beverly Conerton

Beverly Conerton

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Beverly’s background is as an environmental attorney.  Since her retirement from the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, Beverly is enjoying being more active in community work.  She has been on the LCC Board since 2019 and is on LCC’s Finance Committee and its Neighborhood Development and Transportation Committee.  She also helped with LCC’s application to the City for funding for equitable engagement.  Beverly has lived in the Howe neighborhood since 1989.  She likes to garden, is active in the Longfellow Garden Club, and has a plot at Dowling Community Garden.  She loves living in the Greater Longfellow Neighborhood because of the community spirit of the people who live here.

Frank

Frank Alarcon

Business Representatives

Ken

Ken Koense

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Originally from the East Coast, Ken is a local architect, focused primarily on restaurants, retail, and hospitality. This is his third time serving as an LCC board member. He’s interested in strategies to improve the built environment, whether that be improved housing density, or increasing sustainable development that serves Greater Longfellow. He’s against the rebuilding of the 3rd Precinct, wants to increase the board’s outreach to the BIPOC community in Longfellow, and reëstablish LCC offices to serve the needs of the community.

Board Committees

Executive Committee

Lisa Boyd

Lisa Boyd
President

Finance Committee

Mike Berger

Mike Berger
Treasurer