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About Lisa Bender

Lisa Bender was elected to City Council in 2013. After her re-election in 2017, she was elected by fellow Council Members to be Council President.

She has a bachelor's degree in biology and Spanish from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in city planning from the University of California, Berkeley. She has over a decade of experience working to make cities more equitable and sustainable. 

Prior to running for office, Lisa worked as a City Planner for the City of San Francisco, at the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. She also co-founded the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, an organization dedicated to making bicycling safer and more accessible for more people.

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Last updated Jul 24, 2019



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