Annie Huidekoper, Subdistrict 2

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Hello all, I have lived in Como Park for 25 years with my partner, Joanne Swanson. Most of those years I worked crazy hours as the VP of Community Partnerships & Customer Service for the St. Paul Saints. During that time, especially during our Lowertown Ballpark effort, it became clear to me the vital role our District Councils play in our city. I have tremendous respect for the amazing grassroots work being done by smart and passionate people throughout Saint Paul.

Now that have left the Saints, I hope to contribute more to our local community. The skills I would bring to the board include: an ability to read a room of people with differing points of view; a knack for inviting others to speak up; a desire to explore options and best practices; optimism, thoughtfulness and civility; good instincts and common sense; and a genuine focus on future generations -- leaving things better than we find them.

I believe in relationship building and representative democracy, and volunteered (long ago) as a non-voting member of the Environment Committee (when I was a District 6 person and didn't know it!); then as a member of the Neighborhood Relations & Safety Committee. Currently, I am the Board Secretary for the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy and help run a family business out east. It would be honor for me to have the opportunity to serve as a D10 board member to do my part for our wonderful neighborhood.

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