Sara Benzkofer, Subdistrict 3

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I've been a St. Paul resident for 14 years and moved to District 10 three years ago. I love walking around the lake and watching the sunset, getting warm in the winter at the conservatory, and catching a concert at the pavilion.

I'm on the Como Connect team planning the neighborhood resource fair we held in October 2018, lending my skills in communication and event planning. I'm excited about the future plans to connect it to the Ice Cream Social in July and increasing the opportunity for more people to be connected to the services and resources in the Como area.

I'm currently the Interim Executive Director for an education non-profit, and previously served as their Director of Public Policy and Communications. My career and volunteer pursuits center around public service, building strong communities, and working to create change where all voices are heard and respected. I believe that we all have story to share, and in encouraging and listening to those stories, we can build an equitable and thriving community.

I am interested in a variety of issues, but have a passion for affordable housing, clean water, clean air, and high-quality early childhood and after-school care and education.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, spending time with family, and photography, and Como Lake has become a favorite subject.

I am excited about the opportunity to serve alongside others on the council and with residents in Como as one of the representatives of Sub-District 3.

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

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