About Linea Palmisano
Council Member Linea Palmisano was elected in November 2013, and has lived in the 13th ward for 14 years.
She has a long history of involvement in our community: As a board chair of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC), assistant track coach at Southwest High School, on a local farmer’s market board, and founded NAVIGATE, an immigrant college access program. She has successfully advocated for multi-modal transit improvements to our community and recently served as a board member for the Linden Hills Farmers Market.
These varied experiences in our community help her understand what it means to create sustainable opportunities and promote a quality of life that works for all of us. She seeks to partner her professional and community engagement experiences to continue the strong legacy of leadership of her predecessor, Mayor Betsy Hodges.
Outside of her community activism, her professional experiences include 15 years of private sector experience in roles with IBM Global Services, UnitedHealth Group, and assisting a local small business in its first year of establishment on W 44th Street.
It is essential that residents of the 13th ward are involved and engaged in citywide issues, and she will advocate for stronger and more transparent communications between residents, businesses and the city. Over the past year, Council Member Palmisano spent time in every neighborhood of our community listening to residents to understand the issues that are important to them, including property taxes, our environment, development and density, safety, and a balanced budget.
Council Member Palmisano is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (Bachelor of Science), the University of Minnesota (MBA – Strategy and Entrepreneurship), and St. Thomas (Certificate program for Non-Profit Leadership).
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Last updated Jan. 5, 2014