Alexis Baker, Subdistrict 4

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Alexis Baker

I live in Sub-District 4 with my husband, Steve. Originally from Des Moines, we moved here three years ago for work opportunities. Steve works in the bike (bicycle) industry, repping brands to stores all across Minnesota, and I have worked in Human Resources and Labor Relations for over 8 years. I am currently working for Metropolitan Council in Labor Relations, supporting harmony in the Council’s relationships with its organized work force and the unions who represent them. Prior to working for Met Council, I worked in human resources for St. Paul Public Schools and state government in Iowa. I am an active volunteer, having volunteered for Breaking Free, Melvin Carter’s campaign, and Meals on Wheels, among others.

As a public servant, I know first-hand the power public organizations have to impact real change for the citizens it serves. I also know first-hand how bureaucracy, politics, and mismanagement can derail good intentions. I am running to be elected to District 10’s Council as a representative of Sub-Division 4 to serve the interest of my constituents while also reaching compromises, balancing budgets, and making thoughtful policy changes that are sustainable for the future. I believe strongly in equity, in acknowledging and undoing systems of oppression, and in access for all. While I have many passions and interests, I believe zoning and planning initiatives are critical for supporting our neighborhood-for-all. I envision increased public transit access, affordable housing and food, community employment and engagement resources for under-served populations, and ongoing beautification of our (already beautiful) schools and community gathering places.

We love our street, our neighbors, and Como Park. We’re often out and about, biking, taking a yoga class at Como Park Yoga, or walking our fluffy black doodle, Ashworth, around the lake (he’s hard to miss). Serving on District 10’s board would be an opportunity to join a truly amazing group of concerned citizens and community members who share a passion for serving their neighbors.

District 10 Como Community Council | 1224 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul, MN 55103 | 651.644.3889 | district10 [at] district10comopark.org

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