Colleen O'Connor Toberman
River Corridor Program Director
Colleen has over ten years' experience in community engagement, policy and advocacy, program management, and equitable development. Her most recent role was with the Blue Line Coalition and Center for Economic Inclusion where she focused on equitable development policy and collaboration with local government partners. Colleen's past work has included policy, advocacy, and community engagement around urban development, housing, and transportation issues.
Colleen also sits on the City of Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Housing and is the former board president of the Northeast Investment Cooperative. She holds a bachelor's in sociology from the University of St. Thomas.
As River Corridor Program Director, Colleen works to ensure that the natural, scenic, cultural, historical, recreational and public values of the Mississippi River corridor are understood, protected, enhanced and celebrated. This includes working with community and public-sector partners to develop land-use policies, advocate for parks and public access, and guide riverfront development.
Outside of work Colleen enjoys outdoor activities (particularly kayaking, biking, and hiking), time at her cabin, travel, and home improvement projects. She lives in Northeast Minneapolis with her husband.
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