Colleen O'Connor Toberman

Colleen O'Connor-Toberman

River Corridor Program Director

Professional Bio

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 prior background is largely in housing and transportation policy and she's excited to bring her well-rounded experience base to FMR.

Colleen is also the current board president of the Northeast Investment Cooperative and sits on the City of Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Housing. She holds a bachelor's in sociology from the University of St. Thomas.  

FMR Role

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. 

Personal Details

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. 

Contact, 651.222.2193 x29